Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|26 Feb 2018, 5:09 p.m.||Ophthalmic Services||Neil Coyle|
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase funding for the national NHS ophthalmic services contract for adults and children with learning disabilities and for people who are homeless.
Answer (Steve Brine)
There are no patient charges for those entitled to free National Health Service sight tests or cap on the budget from which NHS sight tests are funded. Many people with learning disabilities and those who are homeless will either meet the criteria for a free NHS sight test or qualify on income grounds for help with the costs of a private sight test.