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Health: Ophthalmology

Volume 717: debated on Monday 8 February 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will issue guidance to health authorities stating that patients with eye treatment appointments should be issued appointment letters in large print. [HL1693]

The Hospital Eye Service guidance issued to National Health Service trusts in November 2006 included the recommendation that all literature (including appointment cards and letters) should conform to the guidelines issued by the Royal National Institute of Blind People. This includes the recommendation that font size should be 14 point as a minimum.

The Hospital Eye Service guidance has been placed in the Library.