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Latest media releases

RNIB achieves Disability Confident Level 3

13 February 2019 | RNIB has been confirmed as a Level 3 Disability Confident employer by AdviserPlus.

Blackburn and Burnley ECLO backs campaign for greater support for people losing their sight

13 February 2019 | Jenny Molineux, an Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) at Blackburn and Burnley Hospitals, is backing RNIB's campaign to ensure support for patients losing their sight.

RNIB responds to misguided Facebook comments around sight loss and technology use

28 January 2019 | Statement from David Clarke, Director of Services at RNIB. 

RNIB receives £1m from People’s Postcode Lottery

21 January 2019 | RNIB has become the latest charity to receive £1m in funding from People’s Postcode Lottery.

Specialist support for people diagnosed with sight loss introduced in the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust

21 January 2019 | RNIB and The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, with support from Sight Loss Shropshire, have launched a new service. 

RNIB in Bristol: an update

15 January 2019 | We have issued an update on RNIB in Bristol.

Statement on NHS long-term plan

7 January 2019 | Statement from Helen Lee, Eye Health Policy Manager at RNIB. 

RNIB statement on Steve Allen's LBC comments

6 December 2018 | Statement from Sarah Lambert, Head of Social Change at RNIB. 

RNIB appoints new Head of Social Change

7 November 2018 | Sarah Lambert, former Head of Policy, Public Affairs and Volunteering at the National Autistic Society, joins RNIB.

Blind people reveal the biggest challenge they face

16 October 2018 | Research carried out amongst blind and partially sighted people has today revealed that other people’s limited knowledge and understanding of sight loss is the biggest barrier they face in their everyday lives.

Update: RNIB in Bristol

2 October 2018 | We have issued an update on RNIB in Bristol.

New patient standards to increase support for eye clinic patients

24 September 2018 | The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has worked in partnership with the UK Ophthalmology Alliance (UKOA) to develop a set of patient standards designed to improve care for eye clinic patients.

RNIB launches new brand

10 September 2018 | Leading sight loss charity urges people to see differently.

A message from Eleanor Southwood, our Chair

4 September 2018 | Eleanor Southwood, Chair of RNIB, has issued a statement about RNIB Pears Centre.

RNIB in Bristol

23 August 2018 | We have issued an update on RNIB in Bristol.

Charity film highlights dangers of shared space schemes

14 August 2018 | RNIB's latest film highlights the dangers of shared space.

An update on RNIB's Independent Review

27 July 2018 | We have issued an update on RNIB's Independent Review.

RNIB response to Department for Transport's Inclusive Transport Strategy

25 July 2018 | RNIB response to DfT Inclusive Transport Strategy. 

RNIB and the Work and Health Programme

20 July 2018 | RNIB and the Work and Health Programme.

RNIB Three Spires School

18 July 2018 | Statement about RNIB Three Spires School.

RNIB joins with broadcasters to get more people using audio description

16 July 2018 | The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is supporting a high profile advertising campaign aimed at helping people to use audio description on their televisions.

Report warns of crisis in eye clinic capacity as cancelled appointments risks patients’ sight

6 June 2018 | The current eye health system is failing patients on a grand scale, according to a new report released today.

RNIB to exhibit community garden at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show

6 June 2018 | The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) will be exhibiting at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show this summer to coincide with the charity’s 150th anniversary.

RNIB appoints new Directors

6 June 2018 | Nick Apetroaie, Keith Valentine and David Clarke join leading sight loss charity

Update: Bristol premises

23 May 2018 | Update about RNIB's Bristol premises 

An update on RNIB Pears Centre from our Chair Eleanor Southwood

11 May 2018 | Eleanor Southwood, Chair of RNIB has issued an update about RNIB Pears Centre.