21 January 2016
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.
Read more Age UK and RNIB: Almost 12,500 older blind and partially sighted people become casualties of the social care crisis
21 January 2016
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
Read more RNIB: Understanding how the onset of sight loss affects employment
15 January 2016
Students with sight loss or dyslexia can now access a wider range of titles from the free online Load2Learn service thanks to publishers Elsevier.
Read more RNIB: Elsevier signs up to provide titles to Load2Learn accessible formats service for students
4 January 2016
Research reveals under-35s are risking their sight by not having regular eye checks
Read more RNIB: Young people urged to make eye health a New Year’s resolution
9 December 2015
18 November 2015
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
Read more RNIB release My Voice 2015: The views and experiences of blind and partially sighted people in the UK
12 November 2015
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.
Read more RNIB welcomes NHS England decision to recommend sight saving treatment to children with rare eye condition
30 October 2015
Sight loss charity RNIB Scotland and Deaf Action have signed an agreement that will see the two Edinburgh-based organisations work more closely together to help people with sensory impairment.
Read more RNIB Scotland: Two charities join forces to help Scots with sight and hearing loss
29 October 2015
RNIB’s ‘Learning Choices’ initiative has won a major business award.
Read more RNIB Learning Choices initiative wins major award
23 October 2015
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
Read more RNIB: Expanding community eye care for glaucoma: a pilot Ophthalmic Diagnostic and Treatment Centre