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Ophthalmic Services: Digital Technology

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 75175, tabled on 15 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to introduce digital tools for the (a) referral, (b) diagnosis and (c) management of patients with eye conditions in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

Answered on

24 November 2021

The Eye Care Electronic Referral and Image Sharing programme has been jointly commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement and NHSX to deliver electronic referral management and image sharing which will facilitate improved management of patients with eye conditions. Implementation is currently being trialled with a small number of ‘early adopters’.