Research on certification for children with VI published in BMJ

Post date: 
Monday, 22 February 2016

Research commissioned by RNIB on the certification and registration process of of children and young people has been published in the British Medical Journal.

A Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI) formally certifies a person as either sight impaired (SI) or severely sight impaired (SSI). The purpose of the CVI for both children and adults is to provide a reliable route for someone with vision impairment to be brought to the attention of social care.
Key findings of the report highlighted the importance of QTVIs and that referral for specialist support was often delayed. In addition not all children and young people are being certified and registered and the process is inconsistent across England,
The British Medical Journal (BMJ) Open has published an article based on this research read: Support for infants and young people with sight loss

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