Eye Health Research ProjectDr. Pippa Anderson and Dr. Mari Jones, of Swansea University's Centre for Health Economics (SCHE), were awarded a substantial Research for Patient and Public Benefit (RfPPB) grant from Health and Care Research Wales (HCRW). The team is studying how better to manage chronic vision loss conditions in a community setting.
"In recent years the workload on the hospital eye service in the UK has continued to expand beyond the capability of the available workforce," said Anderson. "Since 2017, ophthalmology has had the highest number of outpatient episodes of any specialty in the NHS. As a result, a number of new approaches have developed across the UK. Here in Wales, we have primarily concentrated on upskilling primary care optometry."
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"FUNDING BOOST FOR RESEARCH COLLABORATION STUDYING PROVISION OF EYE CARE IN THE COMMUNITY"