RCOphth: Sustainable Ophthalmic Pathways

19 June 2018
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Supporting commissioners, providers and professionals with the most recent   recommendations to ensure efficient and equitable ophthalmic services. Access to surgery Key messages: • Cataract surgery is highly cost effective in almost all cases of cataract causing symptoms affecting the patient’s quality of life • Access to cataract surgery should not be limited by any specific visual acuity or quality of

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Vision UK Response to the UK implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty consultation

18 June 2018
Source: Vision UK

The government requested views on how the UK can implement the Marrakesh Treaty. In 2013, the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) agreed the Marrakesh Treaty. This Treaty aims to improve access to copyright-protected books for people who are blind, visually impaired or print disabled. In 2017, the European Union published a Directive and a Regulation to implement this Treaty. This

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Vision UK Response To The Government Consultation On The Marrakesh Treaty Final
Vision UK Response To The Government Consultation On The Marrakesh Treaty Final
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Joint response from Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Vision UK and Guide Dogs to the consultation on Accessibility of public sector websites and apps: new duties and regulations.

28 May 2018
Source: Vision UK, RNIB, Guide Dogs

New regulations to make public sector websites and apps accessible to everyone, especially users with disabilities. The regulations implement a new EU Directive. This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 28 May 2018 Attached below is the joint response from Vision UK, RNIB and Guide Dogs  

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RNIB Guide Dogs And Vision UK Response To The Accessibility Of Public Sector Websites And Apps Consultation
RNIB Guide Dogs And Vision UK Response To The Accessibility Of Public Sector Websites And Apps Consultation
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England Vision Strategy priorities

21 May 2018
Source: England Vision Strategy

England Vision Strategy priorities executive summary In England, over 1.5 million people are living with sight loss, yet public health messages rarely discuss eye health. More needs to be done to promote the importance of maintaining good eye health. Health and social care are under immense pressure facing capacity issues and financial pressures and are often disjointed. Improvements in service

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England Vision Strategy Priorities 2018 - 2021 Exec Summary (large Print)
England Vision Strategy Priorities 2018 - 2021 Exec Summary (large Print)
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England Vision Strategy Priorities 2018 - 2021 Exec Summary (standard Print)
England Vision Strategy Priorities 2018 - 2021 Exec Summary (standard Print)
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EVS Priorities 2018-2021 Final PDF
EVS Priorities 2018-2021 Final PDF
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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Access to Psychological Therapies for People with Sight Loss and Depression

21 May 2018
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

Dr Ian Petch, South West London and St George’s NHS Mental Health Trust     People with vision impairment have an increased risk of depression, new research suggests. Research commissioned by Thomas Pocklington Trust and undertaken by South West London and St George’s NHS Mental Health Trust and South West London Academic, Health and Social Care System found more training for support

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OPO: Parental attitudes to myopia: a key agent of change for myopia control?

16 May 2018
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics. The College of Optometrists

Journal of Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics Purpose With the increasing prevalence in myopia there is growing interest in active myopia prevention. This study aims to increase our understanding of parental attitudes to myopia development and control, as a means to inform future health planning and policy. It evaluates, for the first time, the attitude of parents to myopia and its

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Papers for Vision UK Leadership Panel discussion meeting, 14 May

2 May 2018
Source: Vision UK

This is a meeting to discuss the formation of the Strategic Panels and the Leadership Panel. Therefore please review the attached papers and in particular the questions on the agenda in preparation for the meeting to facilitate the discussions.  

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Attach 1 - Agenda For Vision UK Leadership Panel Discussion Meeting, 140518
Attach 1 - Agenda For Vision UK Leadership Panel Discussion Meeting, 140518
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Attach 2 - Delivery Plan - Strategic Panels And Leadershp Panel, April 2018
Attach 2 - Delivery Plan - Strategic Panels And Leadershp Panel, April 2018
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Thomas Pocklington Trust: Lighting in and around the home: A guide to better lighting for people with sight loss

20 April 2018
Source: Thomas Pocklington Trust

A Lighting Guide developed by Thomas Pocklington Trust is designed to assist visually  impaired people to improve lighting in their homes, increasing their independence, comfort and safety. The guide, which has been endorsed by the Institution of Lighting Professionals, is an updated version of the popular second edition of the Lighting Guide (2015) which was directed mainly at professionals responsible

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WMCA: UNDERSTANDING DISABILITY AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN THE WEST MIDLANDS – RESEARCH PROGRAMME AND CALL FOR EVIDENCE

18 April 2018
Source: WMCA

WMCA are now at an important stage, seeking your views on existing practice and what is needed to achieve our ambition to improve life chances of disabled people by making the West Midlands the exemplar region for the number of disabled people who are physically active. We know this is good for health, sport and the economy. The Call for

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Tickets now available for the UCL and Vision UK Dementia and Sight Loss Conference

13 April 2018

22 June 2018, 09.30 – 16.15 FREE tickets are now available to a conference that will consider the challenges faced by people who have dementia and are also visually impaired. The conference is aimed at professionals who work with people who have dementia, those who have dementia or know of someone who has dementia. Jointly organised by the University College

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Final Prog For UCL And Vision UK Dementia And Sight Loss Conference Jun 18
Final Prog For UCL And Vision UK Dementia And Sight Loss Conference Jun 18
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