Research news

This page contains updates on the latest research news from RNIB and our partners.

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  • Research reports - our research covers a huge range of sight loss issues.
  • Expert series blog - our fortnightly blog by sight loss sector professionals explores topical issues around sight loss in a thought provoking manner.
  • Evidence-based reviews - which look in some detail at blind and partially sighted people across different age groups.
  • Promoting the independence of blind partially sighted people at Rehab International World Congress


    This month we presented at the Rehabilitation International World Congress in Edinburgh, the world's leading forum on furthering the empowerment and inclusion of people with disabilities.

  • NHS consultation outcome: Success protecting registration data


    In June, we submitted a consultation response to defend the publication of NHS registration data - and we've now received confirmation that our defence was successful.

  • PIP research included in submission to DWP


    This month RNIB submitted a joint response with Thomas Pocklington Trust to the DWP’s call for evidence regarding the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) assessment. 

    The response was able to draw upon findings from the recently completed PIP research project carried out by NatCen and funded by RNIB, Thomas Pocklington Trust and Sense.

  • State of the Nation: Eye Health 2016 Specsavers partnership


    On September 7 we officially announced our three year partnership with Specsavers and launched the State of the Nation: Eye Health 2016 report at the House of Lords.

  • Work Program: Statistics Briefing


    Research briefing shows that UK Goverment Work Programme has not worked for blind and partially sighted people.

    The Work Programme is the UK Government’s main programme to support long-term unemployed people and help them to get back to work. It provides support, work experience and training for up to two years.

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