A Clearer View – Transforming ophthalmology services in North & North East Lincolnshire

NHS North Lincolnshire and NHS North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will be launching a new NHS Community Ophthalmology (Eye) service in September 2018, and will soon be seeking an organisation that can provide it in the area within the available funding.

The CCGs are writing a new service specification (a document which sets out exactly how we want the service to be delivered and what it should include). This will be informed by what their members, patients, their carers, staff and the wider community tells them is important to them when they look at making changes to their healthcare services.

The CCGs would like to hear from people who have recently used their current ophthalmology service (or their carers) and to hear their experiences and understand what is important to them when the new service is designed.

They will also be visiting local groups who might want to talk about their experiences. so if you are a member of a community or support group and would like them to attend one of your meetings just let them know by calling 0300 3000 563 or emailing nelccg.accord@nhs.net 

Healthcare services are important to everyone and they also welcome the views of people who may not have attended eye clinics or had treatment.

You can access the survey for North East Lincolnshire residents here 

You can access the survey for North Lincolnshire residents here

They are also holding two focus groups specifically for eye patients, carers, family members and organisations with an interest in ophthalmology services which are taking place on:

  • Wednesday November 1st from 10am to 12 noon at Meeting Room 1, Centre 4, Wootton Road, Grimsby, DN33 1HE
  • Tuesday November 14th between 1pm and 4pm at Heslam Park (Scunthorpe Rugby Club), Ashby Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 2AG

Please share this information with your family members, friends and colleagues as they want to reach as many people as possible to inform them of these service plans.

For more information, to book a place at one of the events or if you would like a paper copy of the survey or help filling it in, please ring Janet Gaiger on 0300 3000 563 or email nelccg.accord@nhs.net

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