Vision UK response to the ORR Improving Assisted Travel – consultation on changes to guidance for train and station operators on Disabled People’s Protection Policy (DPPP)

18 January 2019
Source: Vision UK

This consultation sets out proposals to change the Disabled People’s Protection Policy (DPPP) Guidance for train and station operators on how to write their policies for helping disabled people to travel by rail. It is the culmination of the work undertaken so far to understand passengers’ experience of this service and to develop concrete proposals that are designed to bring

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NHS England Long Term Plan published

7 January 2019
Source: NHS England

The NHS long term plan, published today, will save almost half a million more lives with practical action on major killer conditions and investment in world class, cutting edge treatments including genomic tests for every child with cancer. The blueprint to make the NHS fit for the future will use the latest technology, such as digital GP consultations for all

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Age Scotland, Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, and Scottish War Blinded (as partners in the Unforgotten Forces consortium): Combating Sight and Hearing Loss

4 January 2019
Source: Scottish War Blinded

Age Scotland, Action on Hearing Loss Scotland, and Scottish War Blinded (as partners in the Unforgotten Forces consortium), have put together this practical guide for older veterans who are living with sensory loss, primarily sight and hearing. The guide details in clear concise language the advice and support available, and goes a long way in helping point individuals in the

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NHS England: Developing the Long Term Plan for the NHS. December update from the Long Term Plan Engagement Team

17 December 2018
Source: NHS Eng;and Long Term Plan Engagement Team

Attached is the briefing for December on the development of the Long term engagement plan for NHS England.  

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Sensory Strategies for Hertfordshire, Kent and Oxfordshire

13 December 2018
Source: Asif Iqbal

Presentations for the Sensory Strategies for Hertfordshire, Kent and Oxfordshire attached.  

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Kent Sensory Strategy 2018-2021 PP
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Oxfordshire's Sensory Impairment Team 2018
Oxfordshire's Sensory Impairment Team 2018
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Eurofound: Social and employment situation of people with disabilities

13 December 2018
Source: Eurofound

People with disabilities are among the most disadvantaged groups in the EU. This policy brief examines the social situation of people of working age with disabilities, using data from the 2011 and 2016 rounds of the European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS). The brief looks at changes over this period in employment, education and training, participation in society, social protection

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Therapeutic Advances in Ophthalmology: Corneal endothelial cell dysfunction: etiologies and management

7 December 2018
Source: Therapeutic Advances in Ophthalmology

Abstract   A transparent cornea is essential for the formation of a clear image on the retina. The human cornea is arranged into well-organized layers, and each layer plays a significant role in maintaining the transparency and viability of the tissue. The endothelium has both barrier and pump functions, which are important for the maintenance of corneal clarity. Many etiologies,

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ONS: Children’s and young people’s experiences of loneliness: 2018

6 December 2018

The Office for National Statistics analysis of children’s and young people’s views, experiences and suggestions to overcome loneliness, using in-depth interviews, the Community Life Survey 2016 to 2017 and Good Childhood Index Survey, 2018. Main points Children (aged 10 to 15 years) • 11.3% of children said that they were “often” lonely; this was more common among younger children aged

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CCEHC launch the System and Assurance Framework for Eye-health (SAFE) – Emergency and Urgent Care

5 December 2018
Source: Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning

How to ensure your patients are managed by the right person in the right place at the right time. The main message from all the SAFE products is to promote the right commissioning at the system level, so that there is consistency, improved levels of communication and greater integration between services. The System and Assurance Framework for Eye-health (SAFE) – Emergency

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