People with Learning Disabilities

People with Learning Disabilities pathway

 

 Cheshire and Merseyside are piloting a scheme to provide community eye care for Adults & Young People with Learning Disabilities

The purpose of this scheme is to increase the number of sight tests in patients diagnosed with learning disabilities. 

This will be supplied through the Webstar platform and be managed by Primary Eye Care Cheshire

 

Pathway

For a full description of the pathway click here

 

Why?

Currently 2-2.5% of people in the UK have a learning disability.  People with learning disabilities (LD) are ten times more likely to have eye problems and 6 out of 10 will need to wear glasses – however they are less likely to receive timely and appropriate care, than the rest of the population.

 

Who is eligible?

The service should be available to anyone who is

a) 14 years old or above

b) recognised by their GP as having a mild, moderate or severe learning disability (they may be on a local learning disability register)

 

For any practices that wish to be involved the requirements are highlighted below:

 

PRACTICES

  • Quality in Optometry (QIO) level 1 and NHS standard contract
    For those already registered for other services further submission of QIO is not needed

PRACTITIONERS

If you have any queries about this scheme, or would like to be involved please contact Theresa Cox at Theresalcox@btopenworld.com

 Lots of resources available at: https://www.seeability.org/

 

Telling the Optometrist about me

Feedback from the Optometrist Form

LD Patient satisfaction questionnaire

LD team information and contacts