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Ophthalmology: Staff

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 76007, tabled on 16 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has plans to prioritise ophthalmology in future workforce planning.

Answered on

23 November 2021

We are looking at all aspects of eyecare delivery including recovery, digital adoption, workforce transformation, commissioning and business intelligence. As part of the workforce workstream, we are looking at the development of the total optical workforce, including ophthalmologists, in order to develop a sustainable model of care.