We’ve been working with staff at Kingston Hospital, Action for Blind People and Thomas Pocklington Trust to get a sight loss adviser in place at the eye department at Kingston Hospital.
Hospital trusts across the UK are increasingly seeing the benefit of having a sight loss adviser, also known as an ECLO (Eye Clinic Liaison Officer) integrated within the eye department as part of a core service provision for patients.
Campaigners and sight loss charities participated in a round table event on the campaign to get a sight loss adviser in Basingstoke.
RNIB and Action for Blind People held a successful roundtable event in Truro this week to promote the #SeeTheNeed campaign to secure more sight loss adviser posts across the country.
Campaigners in Norfolk have long called for qualified sight loss adviser in the County’s eye clinics, to support work by existing local society volunteers.