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    Vision UK

    Vision UK will work in collaboration with partners across the eye health and sight loss sector to deliver positive change for blind and partially sighted people.

    Priority area 1: Improve the nation’s eye health and end sight loss

    Priority area 2: Improve support across eye health and social care services

    Priority area 3: Improve awareness of sight loss and create an inclusive society for all

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    Who are we?

    Vision UK’s ambition is for the UK to be a nation where:
    • Everyone looks after their sight.
    • People’s eye conditions are identified early, treated and, where possible, cured.
    • People obtain services which are person centred, joined- up and good quality.
    • People with sight loss live the lives they choose.

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Latest News

Civil Society: Eleanor Southwood: ‘We want RNIB to be driven by our community’

19 January 2018

RNIB is changing its approach in an attempt to form a much closer connection with its beneficiaries, says its new chair Eleanor Southwood.

Upcoming Events

RCOphth: How to get research funded and published

Thursday 8 Feb 2018
How to get research funded and published. Chaired by Professor Andrew Lotery, Southampton General Hospital and Chair of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists Scientific Committee.
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Latest Podcast:

John Welsman, Strategy and Research Policy Team, Guide Dogs, speaks to Sir Andrew Dillon, Chief Executive, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). Sir Andrew gives listeners an understanding of the work of NICE and their committees.

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Vision UK provides a weekly newsletter to subscribers interested in eye health and sight loss issues. The newsletter covers topical news stories from Vision UK and our members, research, professional insight, events and vacancies within the sector.

Starting Point

A guide for parents and carers whose child has a vision impairment.

This information introduces you to the help and support you may want as the parents and carers of a child with a vision impairment.

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Starting Point
86% of people in the UK value their eyesight above any other sense

Recent Resources


Papers for the Vision UK Dementia & Sight Loss Committee 24/01/18

Papers for the Vision UK Dementia & Sight Loss Committee meeting 14/01/18    

Eye health and sight loss; statistics and information for developing a Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

Version 4: January 2015 Introduction The number of people living with sight loss is set to increase over the coming

Invitation to Cochrane Eyes and Vision 21st birthday party for subscribers to the Vision UK Eye Research Committee.

Attached below is the invitation to the Cochrane Eyes and Vision 21st birthday party this will be at the at the RCOphth

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