NB Magazine for health professionals

NB is a bimonthly magazine containing the latest news, views and developments for eye health and sight loss professionals.

Read NB in print or online

NB is published six times a year and is available in a range of formats including print, audio and braille. Subscribe and receive our regular free e-alert and we'll tell you when we update our content online so you don't miss out. Professionals working in the eye health or sight loss sectors in the UK only can get NB free:

If you would no longer like to recieve our e-alerts, fill in the unsubscribe from NB e-alert form

Not an eye health or sight loss professional?

Don’t worry, you can still receive the magazine.

  • Buy NB online or call 0303 123 9999 if you want multiple copies or are based outside the UK.
  • An annual subscription costs £36 in the UK and £54 abroad.

The history of NB magazine

NB was launched by the National Institute for the Blind in 1917, with information for teachers and care workers supporting blind and partially sighted people, including those who had lost their sight in the First World War.

For almost a hundred years, the magazine has been a monthly source of information and inspiration for professionals supporting people with sight loss, and a lively and influential forum for discussion on all the issues that concern them.

Initially called The Beacon and later New Beacon, NB's wide range of readers include rehabilitation workers, social workers and other care professionals, ophthalmic nurses, orthoptists, eye clinic liaison officers, local society staff, support groups - and, of course, blind and partially sighted people themselves.

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