Sight Saved: A report on the provision of eye health services across England (Plain Text)

19 July 2012

Please find attached a copy of a new report on variations in eye health services in England published by Visionary – an umbrella group linking local sight loss charities. This report has been compiled from Freedom of Information (FOI) requests sent out to existing PCTs to help understand variations in spending, waiting times and the approach taken to building care

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Sight Saved: A report on the provision of eye health services across England (PDF format)

19 July 2012

Please find attached a copy of a new report on variations in eye health services in England published by Visionary – an umbrella group linking local sight loss charities. This report has been compiled from Freedom of Information (FOI) requests sent out to existing PCTs to help understand variations in spending, waiting times and the approach taken to building care

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Step inside the strange world of medical museums

18 July 2012

This summer, three of London’s medical royal colleges have joined together to open their doors to the public. Visitors to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of Physicians will have the opportunity to explore Grade I listed buildings, discover fascinating exhibitions and uncover nearly 500 years of medical history. The

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Thomas Pocklington Trust Press Release: New training helps occupational therapists focus on sight loss

18 July 2012

From today occupational therapists (OTs) can gain access to free online training that could help them address the problems of older people with sight loss. The new course, Light for Sight (1), developed by sight loss charity, Thomas Pocklington Trust (2) together with the College of Occupational Therapists (3), gives OTs the skills to recognize poor lighting and advise on

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SeeAbility Press Release: Sight Pioneers Support SeeAbility

13 July 2012

The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH and Lord Coe, Chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, addressed SeeAbility’s Sight Pioneers at a dinner in the private room at Scott’s in London on July 12th. Sir John became Patron of SeeAbility’s Sight Pioneers in 2006, after being inspired by the charity’s groundbreaking work with people with

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Good news on Blind Registers. RNIB briefing on the Social Care White paper and Draft Bill

12 July 2012

As the Draft Care and Support Bill has now been released, the full text is downloadable here: http://careandsupportbill.dh.gov.uk/home/download/ Page 35, Point 49 relates to the excellent news that the Government has agreed to Law Commission recommendation that a duty should still be placed on local authorities to establish and maintain registers for blind and partially sighted people. We were fairly

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Optometrists urged to enter Research Excellence Awards 2012

11 July 2012

The College of Optometrists has issued a call for nominations for its Research Excellence Awards 2012. These awards honour those who have made an important contribution to research in optometry, optics or vision science. In 2012 the following awards are available for application or nomination: • The Neil Charman Medal for Research The College’s annual award for outstanding research by

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How local authorities can build a better future for blind and partially sighted people

11 July 2012

I wanted to give you an update on the research you kindly participated in concerning blind and partially sighted people’s experiences of local budget cuts. As you know, the research also considered good practice in delivering services for people with sight loss. Some of you responded to a call for evidence earlier in 2012. Some of you agreed to take

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Thomas Pocklington Trust Press Release – Older people in care homes denied proper eye care – New report exposes gap in national health policy

10 July 2012

Lack of a national policy on eye health in care homes leaves many older people without the most basic eye care says a new report (1) by the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) (2) and the sight loss charity, Thomas Pocklington Trust (3). “Undetected sight loss in care homes: an evidence review” is a comprehensive review of sight testing and

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Vision Aid Overseas Extends its Support to Southern Ethiopia

3 July 2012

Vision Aid Overseas has agreed to extend its support to the University of Hawassa (UH) and the Hawassa University Teaching Hospital (HUTH) by upgrading its optical laboratory and dispensing facilities to a Vision Centre. The hospital is based in the city of Hawassa, the capital of the Southern National, Nationalities and Peoples Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. SNNPR is one of

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