Vision 2011 Conference, 16th June 2011

24 June 2011

The Vision 2011 Conference was on the 16th June 2011. NHS Alliance Chief Executive, Michael Sobanja launched new eye care Commissioning Guidance, Lord Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Quality (with responsibility for eye care) spoke about ‘A vision of the ‘Big Society’ for eye care and sight loss provision and much more. This link is to the Vision

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UK Vision Strategy media release: Guidance launched to improve patient care and reduce costs

20 June 2011

On 16th June, NHS Alliance Chief Executive, Michael Sobanja launched new eye care commissioning guidance to aid clinical commissioning groups to provide quality, cost-effective eye care services for their patients. Speaking at the Vision UK 2011 conference Michael Sobanja said: “It is important to have patients right at the heart of eye care service commissioning. This new guidance will assist

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News Release: BlindAid announced as new name for unique London charity

9 June 2011

London, 8th June 2011: A unique charity that helps blind and partially sighted people in 12 Inner London boroughs to maintain independence and overcome loneliness and social isolation is relaunching under a brand new name. On June 8th, the Metropolitan Society for the Blind will become BlindAid and the charity will soon be unveiling a new website and introducing redesigned

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MY VIEW OF LONDON PHOTO COMPETITION CELEBRATES LONDON SIGHTS

26 May 2011

London is an amazing and inspiring city. Its beautiful buildings and colourful street life provide endless photo opportunities. Eye research charity Fight for Sight (with support from Park Plaza Hotels) is inviting amateur photographers to capture and submit their favourite view of the city before 23 June 2011 for a chance to win some great prizes – including a Sony

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Vision UK 2011 Conference ‘Featuring Techshare’ – One month left to book!!

13 May 2011

Representatives from across the eye care sector will converge on 16 June for Vision UK 2011 at Westminster’s QEII Conference Centre, the largest cross-sector eye health and sight loss conference. Recently confirmed speakers include: – Professor Sir Muir Gray CBE, Joint Lead, NHS QIPP Programme Right Care – Richard Humphries, Senior Fellow – Social Care The King’s Fund – Lord

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NFB UK Press Release: Blind People protest against cuts to services and benefits

11 May 2011

The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has joined forces with over 40 disability charities to protest against cuts to services and changes to benefits. Our members have travelled from all over the country including Scotland, the North West, Midlands and the West Country, to join London campaigners at the disabled peoples rally at Victoria Embankment, and march to Westminster

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NFB UK Press Release: Blind People Welcome Election of Blind MSP in Scotland

9 May 2011

Members of the National Federation of the Blind welcome the recent election of Mr Dennis Robertson as a member of the Scottish Parliament. We call on Mr Robertson and all other newly elected MSPs to endorse our blueprint for “A VISION of Rights, Citizenship and Independent Living”, for blind, partially sighted and deaf-blind people in Scotland. The Federation advocates that

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Thomas Pocklington Trust Press Release: Telephone friends must reach out to people with sight loss, says new research

3 May 2011

Reaching people with sight loss is a key challenge for telephone support services, says new research from the sight loss charity, Thomas Pocklington Trust. Telephone schemes – known as telebefriending schemes – connect isolated people to trained callers, mostly through one-to-one conversations. The paper – Telebefriending and telephone support services for people with sight loss – assesses the impact of

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