RNIB and Guide Dogs: Charities collaborate to empower guide dog owners to tackle access refusals

6 February 2019
Source: Gudie Dogs and RNIB

  RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) and Guide Dogs have launched a toolkit to help guide dog owners challenge access refusals. The new jointly-produced pack contains details of a guide dog owner’s rights, a step-by-step guide to making a complaint, plus other useful resources. Not allowing access to a person with their guide dog is against the Equality

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Seven Ways to Make Low Vision Services Pay

Daniel and his guide dog

8 November 2018
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

By Daniel Williams, Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy – A Man on a Mission with Low Vision Business always has a bottom line. You may enthusiastically get your start-up launched with a view to helping a few people, but if you’re not making enough money to pay your rent, staff, suppliers and yourself then you soon find your ‘bottom

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Researchers are one step closer to developing eye drops to treat common sight loss condition

23 July 2018
Source: University of Birmingham

Scientists at the University of Birmingham are one step closer to developing an eye drop that could revolutionise treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is the leading cause of blindness in the developed world. Its prevalence is increasing dramatically as the population ages and it is estimated that, by 2020, there will be about 200 million people worldwide with

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Fight for Sight research could see an end to eye injections for patients with macular degeneration

24 June 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Eye research charity Fight for Sight has today announced funding for a research project that could help see an end to eye injections for patients with wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The charity, which has made the announcement at the start of Macular Week 2018, will be funding researchers at the Universities of Birmingham and Bristol to develop medicines that

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GOC erases South Ayrshire-based dispensing optician

14 March 2018

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Ian Jordan, a dispensing optician based in South Ayrshire, from its register. He will now be unable to practise as a dispensing optician in the UK. A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found his fitness to practise impaired by reason of misconduct, relating

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 Final presentations from the England Vision Strategy Dorset event 30/01/18

6 February 2018
Source: England Vision Strategy

Final presentations from the EVS Dorset event that took place Tuesday 30th January. 

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Health Inspectorate Wales: Provide feedback about a healthcare service

25 January 2018
Source: Health Inspectorate Wales

Even though their statutory role does not routinely include investigating individual concerns or complaints or the particular circumstances of a patient’s care and treatment, they would still like to hear from you if you have concerns about healthcare services. They keep a record of all the concerns and complaints reported to them and regularly monitor this information so they can

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Vision UK – Pathway for Children and Young People (0 to 25 years) with Vision Impairment, and their Families

13 June 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK

The VISION 2020 UK Pathway for Children and Young People with vision impairment is a best practice, generic pathway that requires health, social care, education and the voluntary sector to work collaboratively to meet the needs of the child / young person and family.

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