RNIB: NHS England is recruiting people with RP for bionic eye surgery evaluation

27 September 2017
Source: RNIB

Ten people with Retinitis Pigmentosa are being asked to review the benefits of an eye implant. Selected applicants will take part in the evaluation of the small implant, called Argus II, or the ‘bionic eye’, which will be surgically fitted into their retina. Following the surgery, participants of the evaluation will receive rehabilitation for one year to help them use

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RNIB and Specsavers publish: The State of the Nation Eye Health 2017: A Year in Review

20 September 2017
Source: RNIB

In September 2016 RNIB and Specsavers joined in partnership to transform eye health in the UK. One year on, The State of the Nation Eye Health 2017: A Year in Review presents the key achievements of the partnership to date, along with new information on the incidence of sight loss and attitudes towards eye health in the UK. Key findings from the

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Nominations now open for RNIB’s Vision Pioneer Awards 2017

14 September 2017
Source: RNIB

RNIB’s Vision Pioneer Awards will be back on 12 December 2017 to recognise the hard work and dedication of people working in the eye health and sight loss sectors. Nominations are now being accepted for the awards which aim to champion and celebrate good practice and honour the achievements of sight loss pioneers, committed to supporting children, young people and

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RNIB: Demonstrating the impact and value of vision rehabilitation

9 August 2017
Source: RNIB

Vision rehabilitation services are crucial to ensuring blind and partially sighted people remain as independent as possible. Now, new independent research commissioned by RNIB, with support from the Department of Health, has identified that the cost of providing vision rehabilitation services is dwarfed by the financial benefits. Independent research by the Office for Public Management (OPM) and based on a

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RNIB Vacancy: Chief Executive

3 August 2017
Source: TImes/Sunday Times

Location London (Central), London (Greater) Salary £150,000 per annum Posted 01 Aug 2017 Closes 11 Sep 2017 Job Function Chief Executive Officer RNIB is changing. A movement of people living with sight loss is forming; standing together to be seen and have their voices heard. We’re working alongside a diverse community of 30,000 people living with sight loss, directly supporting

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Westminster University and RNIB travel survey

27 July 2017
Source: RNIB and Westmister University

This survey is the fundamental data source for a Research Dissertation which forms part of an MSc in Transport Planning and Management. The research will collect data on collisions/personal injuries and near misses encountered while travelling, particularly by those who are partially sighted or blind. The aim is to make comparisons between experiences captured across different locations. The Survey is available online: HERE

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RNIB appoints next Chair Ellie Southwood

26 July 2017
Source: RNIB

Many congratulations to Ellie Southwood, current Vice Chair of RNIB, who is to become the organisation’s next Chair  The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has announced the appointment of the next Chair of the charity. At its meeting last Thursday (20 July 2017), the RNIB Board of Trustees appointed Ellie Southwood. Ellie is currently Vice Chair of the Board

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Milton Keynes Councillor Mick Legg attends a ‘blindfold’ walk to highlight how pavement parking affects blind and partially sighted people

28 June 2017
Source: RNIB

Milton Keynes Council Councillor Mick Legg, Cabinet Member for Customer Services, took part in a blindfold walk in Milton Keynes on Saturday (24 June 2017).

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Barnsley Councillor Roy Miller goes on a ‘blindfold’ walk to highlight how street clutter affects blind and partially sighted people

16 June 2017
Source: RNIB

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Councillor Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Places took part in a ‘blindfold’ walk around Barnsley town centre on Thursday (15 June 2017). The walk highlighted the challenges blind and partially sighted people face navigating the area.

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Rehabilitation Worker for the Visually Impaired Trailblazer Apprenticeship Briefing

9 June 2017
Source: RNIB

April 2017 Overview This briefing gives an overview of what the Trailblazer Apprenticeship Standard is, how it affects different organisations and progress to date regarding the rehabilitation worker for the Visually Impaired Apprenticeship Standard. What is the Trailblazer programme? As part of the government’s ambition to have 3 million apprentices by 2020, they have created the Trailblazer Programme. What is

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