ADASS physical & sensory impairment & HIV/AIDS network agenda 07/02/20

13 January 2020
Source: ADASS physical & sensory impairment & HIV/AIDS network

The agenda for the ADASS physical & sensory impairment & HIV/AIDS network meeting 07/02/20  11 – 15.00 is attached below The meeting will take place at: Thomas Pocklington Trust, The Pocklington Hub, Tavistock House South, Tavistock Square, WC1H 9LG The full agenda is attached below.  All network members are welcome to attend but please could you confirm with me Matt

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The Kings Fund: The English local government public health reforms: an independent assessment

13 January 2020
Source: THe King's Fund

The report looks at the effects of the reforms in both the short and longer term and looks at the impact of the changes, which have brought opportunities for innovation and integration, as well as challenges, at a time when funding for public health has been cut. The author then takes a look into the future and the implications for

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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Latest study shows improvements for young people with vision impairment entering employment but more needs to be done

8 January 2020
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

The latest results of a Longitudinal Transition Study published by the Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR) at the University of Birmingham and Thomas Pocklington Trust show an increase to those entering employment but inconsistencies of support across the country highlight that more needs to be done. The study has followed the experiences of the same group of

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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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Things Not to Say to a Guide Dog Owner Video

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2 January 2020
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

“Things not to say to a guide dog owner” has been developed by Visualise Training and Consultancy. It discusses a range of common situations that guide dog owners come across and aims to raise awareness of guide dogs. The video aims to enlighten and educate the public on guide dogs. Daniel Williams, Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy said “As

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NIHR Signal: A patch or eye drops are similarly effective for the treatment of “lazy eye” in children

30 December 2019
Source: NIHR Signal

Both the use of a patch or atropine eye drops are equally suitable methods for improving clarity of vision (visual acuity) in children and young adults with amblyopia (a “lazy eye”). Amblyopia is a cause of poor vision in childhood that usually affects only one eye, resulting in the individual relying more on the good eye. The standard methods of

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Research carried out by MHF Scotland, Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded explores the mental health impacts of visual impairment.

20 December 2019
Source: Royal Blind

The findings highlight that sight loss can have a significant emotional and psychological impact on people’s lives, with fear, isolation, loss of self-esteem and depression having an impact. Despite this, the findings reveal emotional support is rarely offered by statutory health services, leaving many people with sight loss to cope on their own and that more support is needed to

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More sight-saving surgery possible, says GiRFT national report

18 December 2019
Source: GiRFT

A national report into ophthalmology services recommends all trusts perform routine cataract surgery in 30 minutes or less, allowing even more patients to have vision-restoring treatment. Making the best use of hospital theatre time allocated for routine cataract surgery will enable more patients to be treated, and more quickly, according the latest national report from the Getting It Right First

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