We are pleased to share with you, patient stories of hospital eye services, gathered as part of the EyesWise 100 Voices Campaign.
EyesWise is an NHS project that aims to save sight and improve lives. Since April 2018, work has been underway in hospital eye services across the country to streamline and speed up outpatient treatment for patients at highest risk of sight loss. As part of EyesWise the 100 Voices campaign has gathered stories from patients, carers and staff to find out what it feels like to use those services.
100 Voices has the enthusiastic support of national charities including the Royal National Institute for Blind People, the Macular Society and the International Glaucoma Association which form part of the 100 Voices stakeholder steering group. We would like to thank everyone involved for making these stories accessible and extend our very best wishes for your continuing work to transform services, improving the quality of care for patients, patient experience and efficiency.
We now ask that trusts, ICBs and hospital eye services ensure the experience of patients from across the country is used in the redesign of hospital eye services. We believe these stories will give commissioners real insight into patients’ experiences, so you can use this information when setting priorities and making decisions on eye services. It also presents trusts an opportunity to work with some of the patients who have shared their stories.