In 2015/2016 we told you about the work that we have been doing together as an eye-care system and that we had as commissioners decided to “buy” the entire service to ensure integration and value for money. There was quite a lot of feedback from the proposed approach (please see Engagement document).
Due to a different style in contracting and closer working arrangements with our colleagues at Ipswich hospital, we decided not to buy the whole system, but to continue to work collectively across all areas of eye-care to look at ways of changing the ways that we work whilst taking into consideration the feedback that you gave to us previously.
Download this Ophthalmology Engagement document to read more and to feedback on the services.
Proposed model for ophthalmology
This is part of a wider needs assessment, which will inform how physical activity levels could be improved and what facilities can be provided to achieve this.
They have devised 3 surveys for different age groups that can be completed by adults, young people (11-18yrs) and another for children (5-10yrs), which can be completed by a parent or carer. The questionnaire on average takes about 5 to 7 minutes to complete
Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group will adhere to the Cabinet Office Consultation Principles. The principles of this document are copied below and they mean that consultation and engagement can be targeted and meaningful.