Age UK and RNIB: Almost 12,500 older blind and partially sighted people become casualties of the social care crisis

21 January 2016
Source: RNIB

Thousands of blind and partially sighted older people are not receiving any social care support, becoming the latest casualties of the social care crisis, according to Charities Age UK and RNIB.

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RNIB: Understanding how the onset of sight loss affects employment

21 January 2016
Source: RNIB

Title: Understanding how sight loss affects employment Authors: Alex Saunders and Fay Sadro; Publisher: RNIB; Year of publication: 2015 Background The purpose of this report is to increase our understanding of what happens to the employment status of people newly registered as blind or partially sighted. What is the relationship between the onset of sight loss, and its effect on

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RNIB release My Voice 2015: The views and experiences of blind and partially sighted people in the UK

18 November 2015
Source: RNIB

Title: My Voice 2015: The views and experiences of blind and partially sighted people in the UK Authors: John Slade and Rose Edwards; Publisher: RNIB; Published: 2015 Background This is the first set of publications from RNIB’s My Voice project. The aim of My Voice is to better understand the circumstances, views and experiences of registered blind and partially sighted

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RNIB welcomes NHS England decision to recommend sight saving treatment to children with rare eye condition

12 November 2015
Source: RNIB

RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) has welcomed the decision by NHS England to publish its commissioning policy recommending the use of Humira (adalimumab) in children with severe refractory uveitis.

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RNIB: Expanding community eye care for glaucoma: a pilot Ophthalmic Diagnostic and Treatment Centre

23 October 2015
Source: RNIB

Author: Helen Lee; Publisher: RNIB; Year of Publication: 2015 Key findings from the evaluation With the successful implementation of an optometry-led Ophthalmic Diagnostic and Treatment Centre (ODTC) for glaucoma: Waiting times between appointments were reduced. The hospital rescheduled fewer appointments in general ophthalmology outpatient clinics. Although one in four appointments at the ODTC were rescheduled adding, on average, 29 days

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