In September we held two patient focus groups to hear the experiences of local people using the ophthalmology service. This will help us develop a community model so individuals can have eye appointments closer to home without the need to go to hospital.
The focus groups were held in Romsey and Winchester and we got some some great feedback which support our commissioining teams to design a service that meets the needs of local people. We will include some of the participants in the procurement process as we move forward in due course.
The results of the focus groups can be read here: