Amar Latif presents BBC River Walks episode

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6 December 2018
Source: Traveleyes

We are proud to announce that an episode of BBC’s ‘River Walks’ will be presented by Traveleyes Founder and Director Amar Latif and will air at 7.30pm on Monday 10th December on BBC One. The episode will be available on the BBC iPlayer shortly after. As a blind man with a passion for outdoor adventure, Amar will be abseiling into

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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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Local Government Chronicle: Ofsted: Special educational needs support ‘disjointed and variable’

5 December 2018
Source: Local Government Chronicle

Ofsted has criticised the numbers of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) not receiving adequate support and raised serious concerns over the number of vulnerable children being excluded from school. In her annual report today, Ofsted’s chief inspector of education and children’s services Amanda Spielman said the quality of support for children with SEND is “disjointed and variable”

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Optometry Today: ABDO issues Christmas eye health advice

5 December 2018
Source: Optometry Today

A survey has revealed make-up habits that could lead to eye infections The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has highlighted the common make-up mistakes that can cause eye infections as it shares advice on how to avoid issues during the Christmas period. ABDO’s own research found that 44% of women have left eye make-up on overnight at least once,

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College of Optometrists launches new member app

4 December 2018
Source: College of Optometrists

New College app gives instant access to key clinical guidance     The College of Optometrists has launched a new app to help support members in providing the best possible patient care. The app gives College members instant access to a range of its core clinical guidance as well as patient materials, all of which can be accessed offline. The

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Energy UK: Bringing the benefits of smart meters to blind and partially sighted people

4 December 2018
Source: Energy UK

Energy UK, leading smart meter display manufacturer, geo, and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) have been working with energy suppliers to develop an Accessible In-Home Display (AIHD) for smart meters for blind and partially sighted customers. Smart meters come with an In-Home Display (IHD) showing customers how much energy they have used. The aim of this project

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LSHTM: Empowerment, mentoring and men – lessons learnt from the Women Leaders in Global Health Conference

4 December 2018
Source: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

“It’s important we focus on gender but if we are to achieve equity for all we must focus on all  the drivers,” said Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Deputy Director-General for Programmes at the World Health Organization, during the 2nd Women Leaders in Global Health Conference. Hosted by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine over 8 and 9 November 2018,

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Disability Benefits Consortium: Universal Credit survey. Your input needed

3 December 2018
Source: Disability Benefits Consortium

Universal Credit is a new benefit which is being introduced in the UK. It will replace 6 benefits including Employment and Support Allowance. Universal Credit has been in the news a lot recently as there are concerns about how it is being rolled out and the amount of money people will receive. We want to find out more about the

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Comment from the Vision UK Research, Cures and Treatments Panel on NIHR’s statement for more opportunities for eye disease patients to participate in NHS trials

3 December 2018
Source: Vision UK

The Vision UK Research, Cures and Treatments Panel have commented on the news from NIHR about eye disease patients having more opportunity than ever to take part in NHS research studies. Joint Chairs of the Vision UK Research, Cures and Treatments Panel, Tina Houlihan, CEO Retina UK and Louise Calland, Government Affairs Manager, Novartis representing Industry Vision Group state: ‘In

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£2.4M to tackle unemployment in rural Leicestershire for those most in need

3 December 2018
Source: Vista

A partnership of 8 voluntary and public-sector organisations led by local sight loss charity Vista have been awarded £2.4m funding from the European Social Fund and Big Lottery Fund through the Building Better Opportunities programme. The Work.Live.Leicestershire (WiLL) partnership will help over 500 people who are unemployed or economically inactive and living in rural Leicestershire move into job search, training, or employment. After consulting with over 200 people across rural

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