To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that communications on the importance of attending eyecare appointments for sight saving treatment is part of the NHS Open for Business communications campaign.
Campaign assets have been made available for regional and local National Health Service communications teams to use, as well as partner organisations, such as charities. Further campaign materials have been targeted to a range of priority services and conditions, which have experienced a significant decrease in people accessing them or presenting with symptoms, such as cancer and stroke, and maternity and mental health services.
In line with NHS England and NHS Improvement guidance issued to National Health Service trusts on 17 March, all clinically urgent care should have continued to be available throughout the height of the pandemic. Urgent care would include urgent sight saving treatment.
A copy of the letter to NHS trusts is available at the following link: