Sight loss charities join forces to launch online advice hub

17 June 2019
Source: Sight Advice FAQ

  The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Guide Dogs, Visionary, VICTA, Fight for Sight and Vision UK are working together to provide blind and partially sighted people with easy to access high-quality information about sight loss. Working in partnership, the sight loss charities have shared their expertise to create the new website, http://www.sightadvicefaq.org.uk which pulls together content from

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

8 May 2019
Source: RNIB

Places are now available in Scotland for the two-day Counselling Accreditation Scheme course for qualified counsellors in order to increase the capacity for counselling within the sight loss community.   Date: 6 – 7 June 2019 Time: 09:30 – 16:30 Venue: RNIB, 12-14 Hillside Crescent, Edinburgh, EH7 5EA Fee: Free Please complete the application form below and return to Maria Bulgakova at maria.bulgakova@rnib.org.uk.

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RNIB, Vacancy: Head of Organisational Design and Transformation (London)

2 May 2019
Source: RNIB

Application closing date:  19/05/2019 Location:  London – Judd Street Salary:  £70,000 per annum (Including London Weighting), Hours: Full Time, 36 hours per week, Location: 105 Judd Street, London, WC1H 9NE Package:  26 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays), which increase with service, Excellent pension schemes, Interest free season ticket loans and cycle to work schemes, Free eye tests Job

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RNIB appoints Matt Stringer as permanent Chief Executive

25 April 2019
Source: RNIB

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has appointed Matt Stringer as its permanent Chief Executive. Matt succeeds Eliot Lyne who has been the charity’s Interim Chief Executive since last April. During his time with RNIB, Eliot has transformed the organisation’s financial position and led the development and implementation of a refreshed brand and strategy, which reconnects RNIB with

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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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