Vision UK response to: Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s – DHSC consultation document

14 October 2019
Source: Vision UK

The Department for Health and Social Care are seeking views on proposals to tackle the causes of preventable ill health in England. The DHSC know that our health is shaped by the environment in which we live, the choices we make and the services we receive. ‘Prevention is better than cure’ is one of the oldest principles in medicine. It’s

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Vision UK Response To Prevention Green Paper October 2019 Final
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Vision UK and the Royal Society of Medicine GP with Primary Healthcare section celebrate a successful conference

11 October 2019

  Vision UK and the Royal Society of Medicine GP with Primary Healthcare section celebrate a successful conference on Wednesday 9 October, the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) hosted the Vision UK Forward view: Vision and eye health conference, a joint conference between the RSM General Practice (GP) with Primary Health Care Section, Vision UK and in association with the

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Seeing Beyond the Eyes project wins Vision UK John Thompson Award for Excellence in Services, Support and Care 2019

11 October 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

Vision UK, the umbrella organisation which leads collaboration with partners across the eye health and sight loss sector recognised the ground-breaking work being done by the Seeing Beyond the Eyes team last night at their joint conference between the RSM GP with Primary Health Care Section, Vision UK and in association with the RSM Ophthalmology Section and Digital Health Section.

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SeeAbility: To celebrate World Sight Day 2019, and our 220th birthday year, we have released a report on our successful campaign for eye care in special schools.

11 October 2019

NHS England has now committed to rolling out a new national programme of eye care in all special schools in England from 2020, so the report A Change in Sight, looks back at our work in 11 special schools since 2013. Over that time we have: • Delivered over 3500 sight tests • Dispensed over 1700 pairs of glasses •

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Century-old charity rebrands on World Sight Day to tackle unacceptable sight loss stats

10 October 2019
Source: Greater London Fund for the Blind (GLFB) - Vision Foundation

• 98-year-old sight loss charity relaunches for World Sight Day, Thursday 10 October • Nearly 9 out of 10 (86%) people say a blind person could not do some or any of their job according to YouGov UK survey • Vision Foundation poll of blind and partially sighted Londoners reveals stark picture of isolation, depression and deteriorating mental health After

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Fight for Sight: World Sight Day: poll highlights a third of people living with sight loss experience mental health issues

10 October 2019
Source: Fight for Sight

A poll commissioned by eye research charity Fight for Sight has found that 4 in 10 Brits either has or knows someone with significant sight loss, and a third (33%) of these people have experienced mental health issues. The online poll conducted by YouGov on behalf of Fight for Sight, also shows that 84% of Brits fear losing their sight

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European Coalition for Vision: Putting Vision First on World Sight Day.

10 October 2019
Source: European Coalition for Vision

The European Coalition for Vision urges everyone in Europe to celebrate World Sight Day and put their Vision First! Regular eye examinations by a registered eye health professional (ophthalmologist, optometrist or optician) are vital for maintaining good sight and for revealing serious health issues. There are over 30 million blind and partially sighted people Europe and 1 in 30 Europeans

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WHO launches first World report on vision

10 October 2019
Source: WHO

At least 2.2 billion people have vision impairment or blindness, of which over 1 billion cases could have been prevented or have yet to be addressed 8 October, 2019 ¦ Geneva: More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment because they do not get the care they need for conditions like short and far sightedness, glaucoma and

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Charity celebrates ‘a change in sight’ for thousands of children with learning disabilities and autism

10 October 2019
Source: SeeAbility

In celebration of World Sight Day 2019, SeeAbility, the national learning disability, autism and sight loss charity, is releasing a report on its successful campaign for eye care in special schools. The report will be launched in Perseid School in Merton, the school where SeeAbility first began its project in 2013. Supported by the charity’s campaigning work and the insights

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