Ophthalmic Services: Special Educational Needs

(asked on 26th October 2022) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will publish further information on its future plans for the NHS Special Schools Eye Care Service; how many special schools were in receipt of the NHS Special Schools Eye Care Service as of 26 October 2022; and how many children attend those schools.

Answered by
Neil O'Brien Portrait
Neil O'Brien
This question was answered on 3rd November 2022

There are 83 special schools with approximately 9324 children who have participated in the NHS England’s Special Schools Eye Care Service proof of concept programme.

NHS England are currently evaluating the programme to inform the future of any special schools’ sight testing service model and will set out the next steps in due course.

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