RNIB is raising concerns with Public Health England because their new report fails to highlight eye health.

9 April 2019
Source: NHS Networks

RNIB is raising concerns with Public Health England because their new report: A Menu of Interventions for Productive Healthy Ageing For pharmacy teams working in different settings makes no mention of eye health. Helen Lee, Policy and Campaigns Manager, is calling on the eye health sector to raise their concerns. Vision UK support this call and is very concerned about

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RNIB launches inclusive and accessible Ben Nevis trek

3 April 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is inviting people of all ages and abilities to take part in an inclusive and accessible trek up Britain’s highest mountain this summer. On Saturday 10 August, Team RNIB participants will be climbing 1,345m to reach the summit of Ben Nevis in north-west Scotland. Through sponsorship the aim is to raise money

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Cardiff and Vale University Health Board: New measure for eye care services across Wales. Mesur newedd ar gyfer gwasanaethau gofal llygaid yng nghymru

26 March 2019
Source: Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Poor eye health is a common and growing issue. Currently nearly 111,000 people in Wales are living with sight loss. This is estimated to increase by a third by 2030 and double by 2050. Whilst current NHS targets for eye care services support new patients, this is often only the first part of what patients need. Regular reviews or treatment

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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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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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RNIB Policy Statement on NHS England Long Term Plan

31 January 2019
Source: RNIB

The NHS England Long Term Plan was published on 9 January 2019, and sets out their high-level priorities for using the additional funding announced by the Westminster Government in June 2018. RNIB responded to the consultation, and provided detailed proposals to improve NHS services, but unfortunately the final document says very little that’s specific to eye health, people at risk

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RNIB: Eye health – Policy Statements

31 January 2019
Source: RNIB

Sight is precious and the sense people most fear losing. In the UK it is estimated that almost 2 million people are affected by sight loss and the number of people at risk of the main causes of blindness – cataract, glaucoma, wet age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy – is set to increase by up to 25 per cent

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Sight Loss Data Tool version 4

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21 January 2019
Source: RNIB

This data tool provides information about blind and partially sighted people and those at risk of sight loss at a local level throughout the UK. For the Data Tool please go to: Sight Loss Data Tool Version 4 The RNIB’s Sight Loss Data Tool is the UK’s biggest collection of eye health datasets. It collates a wide range of publically available

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Book now for March 2019’s FREE Vision UK Counselling Accreditation Course

16 January 2019
Source: RNIB

Following on from Vision UK’s successful pilot Counselling Accreditation Scheme course in June 2018 to increase the capacity for counselling within the sight loss community, places are now available for the next two-day course. Date: 14 – 15 March 2019 Time: 09:30 – 16:30 Venue: RNIB, 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE Fee: Free Please complete the application form below and return to

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Take part in the RNIB survey on The Office of Road and Rail consultation on assisted travel

7 January 2019
Source: RNIB

Improving disabled people’s access to assisted travel.   The Office of Road and Rail (ORR) have launched a consultation on improving disabled people’s access to assisted travel by proposing changes to their Disabled People’s Protection Policy (DPPP) Guidance. Every train and station operator must set out the arrangements and assistance they will provide to protect the interests of disabled people

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