In school eye testing for pupils in special schools in England

3 October 2023 12:00pm – 1:00pmBST (+01:00)
Virtual (Microsoft Teams live)

The Long Term Plan 2019 committed to the provision of in school eyesight testing for autistic children and young people and children and young people with a learning disability attending a residential special school. To help understand how best to deliver this service NHS England set up a proof of concept (POC) model which has operated in 83 schools in England since April 2021.

Following a positive evaluation of this POC, on 19 June 2023 NHS England announced its intention to extend in-school eye testing to pupils in all special schools (day and residential settings) in England from April 2024 onwards.

NHS England is now seeking to engage with interested parties and key stakeholders on the care model to be used as this service is rolled out to all special educational settings. The POC model will continue in participating schools until revised commissioning arrangements are in place from April 2024.  Our engagement documentation can be found at this link and all feedback is welcome.

We will be hosting a public webinar on Tuesday 3 October 2023, between 12:00 & 1:00pm.  Please click on 'reserve' if you would like to attend the webinar and complete the registration details once prompted.

Joining instructions will be sent to registered delegates by 12:00pm on Monday 2 October 2023.

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Name: Special Schools Eye Care Service

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