Early reach research
Many people who have just received a diagnosis of irreversible sight loss have to start on a traumatic journey on their own. We want to ensure that by 2014 there is proper emotional and practical support available for everyone losing their sight, at the point of diagnosis of their condition.
Economic Impact of Eye Clinic Liaison Officers: A Case Study
RNIB Group Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs) provide timely interventions of emotional and practical support to over 16,000 patients diagnosed with sight loss each year. This research used recognised Social Return on Investment (SROI) methodology to evidence the cost effectiveness of providing an early intervention ECLO support service. SROI can be used as part of the due diligence process for commissioners considering making an investment.
- Download the Economic Impact of Eye Clinic Liaison Officers: A Case Study report and summaries, and read the key findings.
Early intervention support in eye clinics
Certification and Registration Processes
Certification and registration are important processes, which bring together health and social care for blind and partially sighted people. This research documents certification and registration processes from the perspective of professionals and patients, examining the relationship between health and social care and highlighting the related barriers and enablers.
- The Certification and Registration Processes: Stages, barriers and delays - Full report (Word, 675 KB)
- The Certification and Registration Processes: Stages, barriers and delays - Research briefing (Word, 210 KB)
Innovation and quality in services: Eye Clinic Liaison Officers
Eye care service providers face the challenge of addressing increasing visual impairment at the same time as seeking to improve access to treatment and health outcomes. Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs) are an innovative way of supporting eye care services, making excellent use of available eye care resources and providing high quality and patient-centred services.
The role of eye clinic liaison officers
In 2009 RNIB commissioned researchers at City University London to conduct the first evaluation of the ECLO role.
- Role of the eye clinic liaison officer briefing (Word, 218 KB)
- Role of the eye clinic liaison officer report (Word, 2.6 MB)
Low vision service model evaluation project (LOVESME)
This research investigates the benefits for people with visual impairment of an integrated low vision and rehabilitation pathway, determining whether this integrated approach has additional benefits for users, when compared to standard low vision and rehabilitation care.
- LOVESME project brief (Word, 231 KB)
- LOVESME literature review (Word, 2.7 MB)
- LOVESME literature review (PDF, 586 KB)
- LOVESME summary literature review (Word, 138 KB)
- LOVESME summary literature review (PDF, 38 KB)
- LOVESME profile, UK low vision services (Word, 922 KB)
- LOVESME profile, UK low vision services (PDF, 518 KB)
- LOVESME assessment framework tool, draft (PDF, 38 KB)
- LOVESME assessment framework tool, draft (Word, 233 KB)
Low vision service outcomes
A report that investigates the benefits for of an integrated low vision and rehabilitation pathway, and to determine whether this integrated approach has additional benefits for users, to standard low vision and rehabilitation care. Published 2009.
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