Day: March 2, 2021

Transforming eyecare services in Wales

Posted on 2 March 2021 by Peter Rawlinson

An innovative partnership to bring critical eyecare appointments closer to patient’s homes has helped to transform services in Wales. In December 2019, nearly 115,000 patients at risk of irreversible sight loss were waiting for a hospital eye appointment in Wales. Here, Cardiff University optometrist Sharon Beatty explains how High Street optometrists, clinicians and Welsh Government plan to reduce the burden on hospitals. “When an ageing population combines with the
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