Welcome to the September/October 2014 edition of NB, the magazine for eye health and sight loss professionals.

Politics 

Campaigning for people with sight loss

How RNIB is responding to Government consultations.

Analysis 

A chance to redesign services

The sector should welcome the chance to shape services for blind and partially sighted people.

Interview  

Can this man improve eye health services in England?

Dr Mike Bewick, of NHS England, on his commitment to transform eye health services across England.

Vision UK 2014

Vision UK 2014: Conference round-up

In a round-up of the annual Vision UK conference, Radhika Holmström reports on how services for young people can be non-existent.

Supporting people from sight to blindness

Radhika Holmström reports on the provision of emotional support for people with sight loss.

How to look after your sight if you are homeless?

Radhika Holmström reports on how homeless people are being given help to look after their sight.

Resources 

Information is for sharing

From a TV licence to apprenticeships - useful information to share with your clients.

Research

Time for exercise

A report investigates the barriers older blind and partially sighted people face when they want to exercise.

Eye health 

Diabetic eye diseases on the decline

NB investigates diabetic retinopathy and some of the treatments on offer.

My journey 

Three weddings and a hen night

Our Suzie goes on a hen night and experiences the true festival weather.

Innovation 

These glasses are really smart

Learn more about some groundbreaking smart glasses developed by RNIB and Oxford University.

Shared practice 

Understanding eccentric viewing

The importance of eccentric viewing and steady eye techniques for service users with central vision loss.

Careers 

Family support

RNIB has released information aimed at promoting good practice for eye clinic liaison officers (ECLOS). 

Workplace dilemma

Our panel helps a man who hardly goes out and is demanding a "white stick".

Tax 

Are you paying too much tax?

Tax advice for people with sight loss.

Third Sector 

LOL, we saved our club

How a charity used social media to raise awareness and funds to save their Young Blind Club.

NB magazine Sept