Work begins to establish new organisation for the eye health and sight loss sector

5 October 2017
Source: Vision UK

Preparations are under way for the official launch of Vision UK in 2018. Vision UK will work in collaboration with partners across the eye health and sight loss sector to deliver positive change for blind and partially sighted people. On Sunday, October 1, staff from VISION 2020 UK officially transferred to the new organisation, Vision UK. Vision UK brings together

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RSBC: Money Management for vision impaired young people

28 September 2017
Source: RSBC

The RSBC is collaborating with MyBnk and The Royal Association for Deaf People on a project known as Money Mechanics, which will become the UK’s first dedicated money management education programme for young people with sensory impairments. The idea of the project is to help young disabled people overcome the barriers to accessing money and learn the skills to take control of their own

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Department of Transport: Draft transport accessibility action plan

27 September 2017
Source: Department of Transport

This consultation seeks views on a draft accessibility action plan which sets out proposals to improve the travel experience for people with disabilities. The Department for Transport is seeking feedback on a draft accessibility action plan which sets out our proposals to improve the travel experience for people with disabilities. The action plan covers a range of transport modes including:

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RNIB: NHS England is recruiting people with RP for bionic eye surgery evaluation

27 September 2017
Source: RNIB

Ten people with Retinitis Pigmentosa are being asked to review the benefits of an eye implant. Selected applicants will take part in the evaluation of the small implant, called Argus II, or the ‘bionic eye’, which will be surgically fitted into their retina. Following the surgery, participants of the evaluation will receive rehabilitation for one year to help them use

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Henshaws I Can Do It is coming to the North East!!!

26 September 2017
Source: Henshaws

        Henshaws are excited to announce that we are working in partnership with Sight Service Gateshead to deliver Henshaws Independence Matters course ‘I Can Do It’.  Children and young people across the North East will now have the opportunity to attend I Can Do It sessions at Sight Service. Following the success of I Can Do It

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Fight for Sight Project Grants

26 September 2017
Source: Fight for Sight

Fight for Sight supports original and ground breaking research into the prevention and treatment of sight loss and eye disease. Applications are invited for Fight for Sight Project Grants to conduct research into any of the charity’s six research priority areas as detailed in the Charity’s Research Strategy 2012-2017. In addition the charity is keen to address the priorities identified by

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Moorfields: Invitation to individuals who have Usher syndrome or Choroideremia to take part in a short discussion about a new research study

25 September 2017
Source: Moorfields

Moorfileds would like to invite individuals who have Usher syndrome or Choroideremia to take part in a short discussion about a new research study we are currently planning. The study aims to see if an already licensed and NICE approved drug called Ataluren can slow the progression of loss of sight in people who have “nonsense” mutations. The drug acts

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Macular Society Petition launched to stop people needlessly losing their sight

25 September 2017
Source: Macular Society

The Macular Society has launched a petition today to stop people from needlessly losing their sight. The petition has been launched after one of the Society’s volunteers was forced to invade the headquarters of his local healthcare commissioners on two separate occasions to demand answers after he suffered irreversible sight loss as a result of delays to his treatment. Chris Thorley has an

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National eye Health Week: Daily lives of one million Brits blighted by avoidable sight loss

22 September 2017

Eye health experts today marked National Eye Health Week (18 – 24 September) with a stark warning that a million people in the UK are living with avoidable sight loss severe enough to have a significant impact on their daily lives – leaving them unable to do things such as drive. And worryingly, this number is forecast to rise by a third

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CQC: Publish report ‘The state of care in general practice 2014 to 2017’

22 September 2017
Source: CQC

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. We are responsible for monitoring and inspecting services to ensure they are providing care that is safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led. This includes all NHS services, hospitals, GP practices, dentists, independent providers, care homes and domiciliary care agencies. The report

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