Devon specialist eye nurses have passed their heavy goods vehicle licence.
Devon specialist eye nurses Jane Kingett and Jess Sanders have passed their heavy goods vehicle licence so they can drive a 12-tonne clinic lorry themselves to their patients.
The new mobile clinic began visiting towns this month. Royal Devon and Exeter Foundation Trust has invested £300,000 in the initiative, which will increase the number of hospital eye unit patients being looked after each year from 3,500 to about 5,000.
Glaucoma nurse specialist Jane Kingett said: “I saw no reason why we couldn’t drive the truck ourselves.”