Certificates of Visual Impairment (CVI) and accompanying guidance have been updated by DHSC

21 November 2018
Source: The Department of Health and Social Care

The Department of Health and Social Care launch a more interactive CVI form.  The update includes the replaced the pdf of the Certificate of Vision Impairment form with a version that can be completed on screen. Also an OpenDocument Text version of the form has been added.  Vision UK hopes that this will increase the usability of the form and

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CVI Update ENGLAND November 2018 RNIB
CVI Update ENGLAND November 2018 RNIB
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Statement from the VISION 2020 UK Learning Disability Committee and Dementia and Sight Loss Committee on the updated Certificate of Vision Impairment

18 September 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK

As part of National Eye Health Week, the VISION 2020 UK Learning Disability committee and the VISION 2020 UK Dementia and Sight Loss committee welcome the Department of Health’s recent launch of the updated Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI)[1]. The updated certificate is a significant development with regards to eye care for people with learning disabilities and / or dementia.

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VISION 2020 UK CVI Form Statement - 18 Sept 17
VISION 2020 UK CVI Form Statement - 18 Sept 17
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Department of Health launches the updated Certificate of Vision Impairment Form and Explanatory Notes. With Key messages for different audiences

17 August 2017
Source: Department of Health

Background When a person’s sight loss reaches certain levels they are entitled, if consenting, to be certified as severely sight impaired or sight impaired by a Consultant Ophthalmologist. Certification should be seen as an opportunity for the patient to access support and services and not an end point. Certification of Visual Impairment became an NHS outcome measure/public health indicator for

Read more Department of Health launches the updated Certificate of Vision Impairment Form and Explanatory Notes. With Key messages for different audiences

Department of Health launches the updated Certificate of Vision Impairment Form and Explanatory Notes.

17 August 2017
Source: Department of Health

When a person’s sight loss reaches certain levels they are entitled, if consenting, to be certified as severely sight impaired or sight impaired by a Consultant Ophthalmologist. Certification should be seen as an opportunity for the patient to access support and services and not an end point. Certification of Visual Impairment became an NHS outcome measure/public health indicator for England

Read more Department of Health launches the updated Certificate of Vision Impairment Form and Explanatory Notes.
ADASS CVI Press Release 17
ADASS CVI Press Release 17

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