People across mid Essex are being asked for their views on the Vision Training Clinic in Colchester, which a number of patients from our area currently use.
The service – which previously made up part of the Community Primary Optometric Clinic – is provided by a team of professionals at Essex County Hospital. They see predominantly children between the ages of four and 14 with needs relating to dyslexia, dyspraxia, attention deficit disorder (ADD) / attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism. The goal is to support these young people’s academic and social progress as far as possible.
The service also sees patients aged from 15 years old to adulthood who are still in education as well as a very small number of people with head injuries or a neurological condition.
Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is supporting the public engagement which colleagues at North East Essex CCG are leading.
Dr Hasan Chowhan, Clinical Director at the North East Essex CCG, said: “We would like to hear from local people about their experiences of this service and have developed an online questionnaire for people to complete. The reason for doing so is that we want to make sure that our resource is being used and spent as effectively as possible and that patients are accessing services that best meet their health needs.”
You can find out more and complete a questionnaire by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DLJCWWH.