Round 2 Delphi survey on what outcomes Families and/or Professionals think should be included in trials of interventions to support children with CVI.

28 January 2019

The CVI Project Delphi Survey round 2   This very important study is being carried out by a team at Bristol University. CVI research study – your experience counts. Researchers at the University of Bristol and would like to speak with children and young people with CVI and their families (parents/carers/siblings) about their experiences and daily life. The study hopes

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CVI Project Delphi Study Information Sheet Final
CVI Project Delphi Study Information Sheet Final
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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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Public Health England Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) eye health indicator, April 2016 – March 2017 CVI data published on 1 May 2018

20 August 2018
Source: Certifications (CVIs) Office

Public Health England Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) eye health indicator, April 2016 – March 2017 CVI data was published on 1 May 2018 https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/public-health-outcomes-framework/data#gid/1000044/pat/6/ati/102/page/0/nn//par/E12000004/are/E06000015 The CVI office aims to respond on all CVI related enquiries and requests to the CVI data which are not in the public domain as well as ecvi website (“Electronic news from the Certifications (CVIs)

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Bristol University: The CVI (Cerebral Visual Impairment) Project

5 June 2018
Source: The CVI Project (University of Bristol)

This research project is about how many children have Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI), how best we find them and support them, and what areas of their life are most affected. Prevalence Study This study hopes to find out approximately how many children may be affected by CVI and what is the best way of identifying who might be at risk.

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NHS Digital: Registered Blind and Partially Sighted People, England 2016-17

17 January 2018
Source: NHS Digital

NHS Digital have published a report:   “Registered Blind and Partially Sighted People, England 2016-17” This publication contains detailed statistics on adults and children registered, with councils with social services responsibilities in England, as being blind or partially sighted. The data are compiled from the triennial SSDA 902 return submitted by Local Authorities to NHS Digital. Date Range:01 April 2016 to

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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

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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

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ADASS CVI Press Release 17
ADASS CVI Press Release 17

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Dept of Health: Open consultation on the Updated CVI form and explanatory notes

23 November 2016
Source: Dept of Health

The Department of Health is seeking views on the revised Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI) and the explanatory notes for ophthalmologists and hospital clinic staff. Consultation Closes: 3 January 2017 11:45pm The CVI and the ‘Explanatory notes for consultant ophthalmologists and hospital eye clinic staff in England’ (ENs) have been revised with a group of stakeholders led by the Department

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UCL and Great Ormond Street Hospital: Children wanted for cerebral visual impairment research project

26 September 2016
Source: UCL and Great Ormond Street Hosptial

The Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital are looking for children and young people aged five to 15 years with a diagnosis or suspicion of congenital CVI (any vision problem caused by brain damage within the first month of life). The aim of this study is to learn more about the different vision abilities of children and

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