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Children’s Eye Care – Reinforcing National Guidelines for Vision Screening in Schools for all 4-5 year olds

The British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS) supports the evidence-based national screening guidelines aimed at the early detection of vision defects in children, at the appropriate age, through clinical examinations by appropriately trained staff. Detection of eye problems in the very young and pre-school child requires expert clinical examination. If a parent or carer has

Paediatric Ophthalmology

Diagnostic Pathway following Child Vision Screening Public Health England recently convened an advisory group (with input from a wide group of stakeholders that included RCOphth, the National Screening Committee, the College of Optometrists, BIOS and Vision UK). The aim was to help commissioners and providers turn the UK National Screening Committee recommendations for vision screening

Safeguarding children and young people: roles and competences for health care staff

All health staff must have the competences to recognise child maltreatment and to take effective action as appropriate to their role. They must also clearly understand their responsibilities, and should be supported by their employing organisation to fulfil their duties. Chief Executive officers and independent contractors such as GPs, in particular have a responsibility to

UK National Screening Committee policy on Vision defects screening in children

College Statement The Royal College of Ophthalmologists supports the recommendation of the National Screening Committee that screening for visual impairment in children, between the ages of 4 and 5 years, should be offered by an orthoptic-led service.http://www.screening.nhs.uk/vision-child The College strongly advocates early screening for the detection of visual problems and eye disorders in children at