Eye Health and Visual Impairment APPG

First Registered: 23/12/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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To promote the interests and concerns of blind and partially sighted people.

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Recent Documents related to Eye Health and Visual Impairment

1. SeeAbiilty - written evidence
27/11/2018 - Inquiry: Special educational needs and disabilities - Education Committee
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Found: rarely features in Education and Health Care Plans. 2.     Bringing eye care into special schools and providing

2. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists - written evidence
19/03/2018 - Inquiry: Long term funding of adult social care - Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee
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Found: and the wider eye service. We work closely with leaders across the sector to help shape eye care for the

3. Written evidence submitted by Vision Care for Homeless People (HCB53)
15/09/2021 - Bill Documents

Found: Health and Care Bill Written evidence submitted by Vision Care for Homeless People (HCB53) Health

4. Preventing avoidable sight loss
24/03/2017 - Parliamentary Research

Found: avoidable sight loss 2 1.1 National strategies for eye health 3 1.2 UK Vision Strategy 3 2. News articles 5

5. Lucentis (ranibizumab) 10 mg/ml pre-filled syringe: Update on plunger on syringe too stiff
16/12/2019 - Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
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Found: doses of Lucentis being injected into the patient™s eye. Proceeding to inject a patient with a syringe

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Recent Speeches related to Eye Health and Visual Impairment

1. Age-related Macular Degeneration: NHS Funding
09/04/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: which can cause blindness and distort vision in that eye. The onset of wet AMD is more rapid and can be more - Speech Link
2: speech.AMD is an ever increasing public health issue, presenting as one of the number of long-term - Speech Link
3: early diagnosis is important for all matters of eye care that affect us, as is visiting an optician at - Speech Link

2. NHS Mandate
25/04/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: That is the first time that has happened since the Health and Social Care Act 2012 came into operation. She - Speech Link
2: departments across government the social determinants of health and how addressing those will help make the NHS - Speech Link
3: out in the long-term plan, including the enhanced health and care homes model, which will of course involve - Speech Link

3. Accessibility Challenges: Invisible Disabilities
18/06/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: who have invisible disabilities.The World Health Organisation estimates that 1 billion people across - Speech Link
2: Grace went on to develop “Grace’s sign”—a powerful visual aid to articulate her inclusive message. I will - Speech Link
3: a device or a wheelchair. Somebody with a visual impairment may have an assistance dog or a cane, but - Speech Link

4. Transport Safety: Blind and Visually Impaired People
06/06/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: three of them are blind or have a serious visual impairment. Margaret and Laurel had asked me to go and - Speech Link
2: caring about what happens to people with a visual impairment and not thinking it through.Pavement - Speech Link
3: group on sight loss, because my father has a visual impairment. As well as assisting him at home and on transport - Speech Link

5. Preventing Avoidable Sight Loss
28/03/2017 - Westminster Hall

1: the all-party parliamentary group on eye health and visual impairment, who, with his passion and experience - Speech Link
2: central vision. In October last year, Jean Rugg’s eye clinic consultant told her that she needed follow-up - Speech Link
3: who might also have mental health illnesses.There are eye health strategies in place in Scotland - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Eye Health and Visual Impairment
1. Visual Impairment
asked by: Marsha De Cordova
24/11/2020
... (d) lost productivity and (e) welfare administration costs of eye conditions.

2. Visual Impairment
asked by: Colleen Fletcher
24/11/2020
... what steps his Department is taking to reduce levels of preventable blindness.

3. Visual Impairment
asked by: Jim Shannon
17/11/2020
... how many people have lost their eyesight in the last five years in the UK.

4. Visual Impairment
asked by: Helen Hayes
30/01/2020
... how many patients have suffered severe or permanent loss of sight whilst awaiting treatment; and what the cost to the NHS has been in compensation claims for sight loss due to delays in receiving treatment in each year since 2015.

5. Visual Impairment: Health Services
asked by: Matthew Offord
06/09/2021
... if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of taking steps to increase the number of Eye Clinic Liaison Officers working within the NHS.

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
Lord Low of Dalston Portrait
Lord Low of Dalston
Co-Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Lord Blunkett Portrait
Lord Blunkett
Officer
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Marsha De Cordova MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 924 1973.

Email: marsha.decordova.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Emily Marr, Royal National Institute of Blind People

Email: EyeHealthVIAPPG@rnib.org.uk

Benefits in Kind
Date
6 Jun 2018
Source
Bayer
Description
Met costs of an inquiry (staff time of employee from Royal National Institute of Blind People and a reception)
Value
£31,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Eye Health and Visual Impairment APPG

Former APPG Officers
Cheryl Gillan Portrait
Cheryl Gillan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Chesham and Amersham
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 10th March 2021
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Austin of Dudley Portrait
Lord Austin of Dudley
Officer
Non-affiliated - Life peer
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
Edward Argar Portrait
Edward Argar
Vice Chair
Conservative - Charnwood
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 18th July 2018
No other APPG Memberships
Cheryl Gillan Portrait
Cheryl Gillan
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Chesham and Amersham
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 20th December 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Nusrat Ghani Portrait
Nusrat Ghani
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Wealden
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 15th February 2017
Angela Rayner Portrait
Angela Rayner
Vice Chair
Labour - Ashton-under-Lyne
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 15th February 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Khalid Mahmood Portrait
Khalid Mahmood
Vice Chair
Labour - Birmingham, Perry Barr
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 15th February 2017
Maria Caulfield Portrait
Maria Caulfield
Secretary
Conservative - Lewes
Joined: 23rd December 2015
Departed: 15th February 2017
No other APPG Memberships