David Allen, Chief Executive at the Faculty of Public Health, is passionate about social inclusion for people with disabilities. In his blog, he offers some practical steps to ensure people with sight loss enjoy health in all aspects of life.
George McNamara has spent the last ten years working in health policy. Today, he is the Director of Research, Policy and Innovation at Fight for Sight. During this year’s National Eye Health Week, he spoke to RNIB Connect Radio about the importance of research in preventing and treating sight loss, and shares some of the exciting new breakthroughs happening within the sector.
Findings from a new report published by RNIB and Specsavers, suggest the eye health crisis is set to deepen. Interim Chief Executive of RNIB, Sally Harvey and Specsavers Optometrist, Dr Nigel Best, sheds light on some of the key report findings.
With the launch of the new Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI) form last month, we looked back almost thirty years at an edition of New Beacon from August 1989 when a commentary of a report proposing changes to the CVI form’s predecessor, the DB8 form, was printed.
In July 1947, The New Beacon featured an article exploring attitudes towards deafblind people. Author Frieda La Pla, deaf and blind herself, raises awareness of some of these harmful attitudes and suggests how these could be addressed.
Fazilet Hadi, Deputy CEO at RNIB, has been involved in leading the UK Vision Strategy for the past 10 years. Today, after a decade of helping to align key organisations in the sector to work better together, Fazilet looks back at what’s been achieved, and how the Strategy is changing in order to best meet patient needs thrive in the future.