BMC Psychiatry: How do community-based eye care practitioners approach depression in patients with low vision? A mixed methods study

6 January 2020

Claire Nollett, Rebecca Bartlett, Ryan Man, Timothy Pickles, Barbara Ryan & Jennifer H. Acton Background Clinically significant depressive symptoms are prevalent in people attending low vision clinics and often go undetected. The Low Vision Service Wales (LVSW) plans to introduce depression screening and management pathways. Prior to implementation there is an unmet need to understand how eye care practitioners providing

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Department for Transport: Audio and visual funding for buses will make journeys accessible for all

29 October 2019
Source: The Department for Transport

• £2million to provide audio and visual equipment for buses to improve journeys for everyone including those with visual or hearing impairment • DfT launches new communications campaign ‘It’s everyone’s journey’ to improve disabled people’s experiences on public transport • Call for partners to sign up to the campaign and join partners already supporting it including British Airways, LNER and

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SeeAbility and Beyond Words: New picture book will promote better eye health for people with learning disabilities

3 September 2019
Source: SeeAbility and Beyond Words

Adults with learning disabilities are 10 times more likely to have serious sight problems than other people, yet research shows that 50% of adults with learning disabilities haven’t had a sight test for at least two years. Most will need extra support to recognise and report changes in their vision, and also to access the eye care services to which

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Vision UK Early Intervention and Enablement Committee minutes 2019

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17 July 2019
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK Early Intervention and Enablement Committee minutes 2019 4 April 2019 16 July 2019 16 October 2019

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FINAL Mins For Vision UK EIE Cmte, 040419 (amended 170719)
FINAL Mins For Vision UK EIE Cmte, 040419 (amended 170719)
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FINAL Mins For Vision UK EIE Cmte, 160719 (amended 161019)
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FINAL Mins For Vision UK EIE Cmte, 161019 (for Web)
FINAL Mins For Vision UK EIE Cmte, 161019 (for Web)
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Agenda for Vision UK Early Intervention and Enablement Committee 2019

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15 July 2019
Source: Vision UK

Agenda for Vision UK Early Intervention and Enablement Committee: 4 April 2019 17 July 2019 16 October 2019

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Agenda Vision UK EIE Cmt, 170719 (for Web)
Agenda Vision UK EIE Cmt, 170719 (for Web)
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Agenda Vision UK EIE Cmt, 161019 (for Web)
Agenda Vision UK EIE Cmt, 161019 (for Web)
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Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs) are vital to supporting patients with sight loss

14 March 2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists considers ECLOs as integral to meeting the needs of patients in hospital eye units A recent study published in the BMJ1, with support and funding from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), has highlighted the continuing importance of Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLO). ECLOs work in hospital eye units at the point of

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Response to Welsh Government’s Consultation on ‘Action on Disability: the Right to Independent Living’

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10 March 2019
Source: Wales Council of the Blind

See below joint responses from Guide Dogs Cymru, RNIB Cymru and Wales Council of the Blind to the Welsh Government’s consultation on ‘Action on Disability: the Right to Independent Living’.  

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FINAL Consultation Response For Action On Disability The Right To Independent Living - RNIB, Guide Dogs, WCB Final
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Response to Welsh Government’s consultation on ‘Connected Communities: Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation’

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10 March 2019
Source: Wales Council of the Blind

See below response from Wales Council of the Blind with contributions and support from other organisations to the Welsh Government’s consultation on ‘Connected Communities: Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation’.  

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BMJ Open: Impact of eye clinic liaison officers: a qualitative study in UK ophthalmology clinics

6 March 2019
Source: BMJ Open

Objectives:    To explore the impact of eye clinic liaison officers (ECLOs, also known as sight loss advisors) on the processes, functions and quality of ophthalmology clinics through the experiences of ophthalmology staff in the UK. Design: Qualitative study. Setting: UK hospital ophthalmology clinics. Participants:  Health and social care professionals in the UK. Results:  ECLOs who had a presence in

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