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National Eye Care Services Steering Group - First report

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    Department of Health. National Eye Care Steering Group
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    27 April 2004
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    Crown Copyright

This is the first report of the Eye Care Services Steering Group. The group was set up by Ministers in December 2002 to develop proposals for the modernisation of NHS eyecare services, maintaining and developing an integrated, patient-centred service, and improving access, choice, waiting times and quality for all sectors of the community. As its first priority the Steering Group established subgroups to develop model care pathways for cataract, glaucoma, low vision and ARMD. The group aimed to deliver proposals consistent with and to support the Vision 2020 programme. The overriding objective of VISION 2020 is to eliminate avoidable blindness by the year 2020 (hence the name) through adopting three key strategies, specific disease control, human resource development and infrastructure development

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