Referrals change lives

Daniel and his guide dog

29 April 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

It’s time for your regular appointment at your local high street optician. Each year you receive a reminder letter and you go along feeling relaxed and ready to enjoy the rest of your day after your appointment is over. Thousands of people do this every day and many thousands do come away feeling happy and relieved and go on to

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Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs) are vital to supporting patients with sight loss

14 March 2019

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists considers ECLOs as integral to meeting the needs of patients in hospital eye units A recent study published in the BMJ1, with support and funding from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), has highlighted the continuing importance of Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLO). ECLOs work in hospital eye units at the point of

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BMJ Open: Impact of eye clinic liaison officers: a qualitative study in UK ophthalmology clinics

6 March 2019
Source: BMJ Open

Objectives:    To explore the impact of eye clinic liaison officers (ECLOs, also known as sight loss advisors) on the processes, functions and quality of ophthalmology clinics through the experiences of ophthalmology staff in the UK. Design: Qualitative study. Setting: UK hospital ophthalmology clinics. Participants:  Health and social care professionals in the UK. Results:  ECLOs who had a presence in

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New patient standards to increase support for eye clinic patients

12 October 2018
Source: UK Ophthalmology Alliance

The UK Ophthalmology Alliance (UKOA) has worked in partnership with The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) to develop a set of patient standards designed to improve care for eye clinic patients. The national Standards make clear the importance of patient support and state that all eye clinics should have an ECLO (Eye Clinic Liaison Officer) and adhere to

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New patient standards to increase support for eye clinic patients

27 September 2018
Source: RNIB, UKOA

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has worked in partnership with the UK Ophthalmology Alliance (UKOA) to develop a set of patient standards designed to improve care for eye clinic patients. The national Standards make clear the importance of patient support and state that all eye clinics should have an ECLO (Eye Clinic Liaison Officer) and adhere to

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Blind Veterans UK: National sight loss charity targets eye health professionals with new video featuring prize-winning beneficiary

20 September 2017
Source: Blind Veterans UK

Blind Veterans UK has launched a new video aimed at ophthalmologists, sight loss advisors and other eye health professionals, to increase the referral of blind veterans to the charity as part of National Eye Health Week (18 – 24 September). The short video, filmed at St Helen’s Hospital, features Maria Pikulski, an Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) based at the

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KAB: East Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO)

12 March 2017

Job Title: East Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) Responsible to: East Team Leader Hours of work: 35 hours per week, 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.     Based at: Kent & Canterbury Hospital, William Harvey Ashford Hospital and QEQM Margate Hospital. Probationary Period: Six months  Salary: £21,084 – £27,494. Membership of the pension scheme will be available to which KAB will match contributions up to 6%

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Sight for Surrey Vacancies: Eye Clinic Liaison Officers

1 November 2016
Source: Sight for Surrey

Eye Clinic Liaison Officer covering North West Surrey (Frimley Park, St Peters, Chertsey & Ashford Hospitals)  Part-time: 4 days per week (days to be negotiated)   Eye Clinic Liaison Officer covering East Surrey (East Surrey Hospital & Children’s Clinics across Surrey) Part-time: 3 days per week (days to be negotiated)   Two Year Fixed Contract (extension subject to funding) Salary

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Blind and partially sighted people at St Thomas’ Hospital offered specialist support at point of diagnosis

26 July 2016
Source: Action for Blind People

A new service providing emotional and practical support to people who have just found out they’re losing their sight has been set up by sight loss charity Action for Blind People, in partnership with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust.

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