7: Rachel Pilling, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals/ VISION 2020 UK Learning Disability Committee

1 June 2017

John Welsman, Strategy and Research Policy Team, Guide Dogs, speaks to Rachel Pilling, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Bradford Teaching Hospitals/ VISION 2020 UK Learning Disability Committee. Rachel gives listeners an understanding of the issues around learning disability and vision impairment.

Show notes:

VISION 2020 UK Learning Disability Committee: https://www.visionuk.org.uk/standing-committees/learning-disability-group/

Bradford Teaching Hospitals: https://www.bradfordhospitals.nhs.uk/

SeeAbility resources for adults and children with learning disabilities https://www.seeability.org/looking-after-your-eyes

Estimated prevalence of visual impairment among people with learning disabilities in the UK: http://www.rnib.org.uk/knowledge-and-research-hub/research-reports/prevention-sight-loss/prevalence-VI-learning-disabilities

The Bradford visual function box: http://bjo.bmj.com/content/early/2015/12/01/bjophthalmol-2015-307558

VISION 2020 UK Learning Disability Committee – Supporting Vision in Children with Special Needs: https://www.visionuk.org.uk/vision-2020-uk-learning-disability-committee-supporting-vision-in-children-with-special-needs/

Call for free sight tests for people with learning disabilities: http://www.abdo.org.uk/news/call-for-free-sight-tests-for-people-with-learning-disabilities/

VISION 2020 UK announce Astbury Award winners 2015: https://www.visionuk.org.uk/vision-2020-uk-announce-astbury-award-winners-2015/

 

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