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This week, Welsh Government is running a campaign to show people where to go if they have acute eye pain. We asked Chief Medical Officer Dr Ruth Hussey to tell us more about this campaign:
- EnglishSiân Biddyr, RNIB Cymru’s Eye Health Promotion Manager and Dr Aled Jones of Cardiff University, have written an article for an international, multi-displinary peer reviewed journal called Public Health.Their article describes research findings that try to understand some of the reasons that prevent older people in deprived communities in South Wales from accessing NHS funded sight tests and leads to a discussion of suitable interventions that seek to improve access to primary eye care services and prevent avoidable sight loss.
One year since standards for communicating with deaf, blind, partially sighted and deafblind people were introduced in Wales, 91% of patients say they’re not aware of any improvement.
- EnglishRNIB Cymru is today launching an innovative specialist welfare rights service for people across Wales who are living with sensory loss and facing poverty and social exclusion.
Transport Minister, Edwina Hart, has launched a new guide, created by two leading sight loss charities, to improve bus travel in Wales for people with sight loss.