Stevie Johnson works in the Evidence and Service Impact Team at RNIB. Her role is to act as the Clinical Lead for ECLO's and RNIB’s early intervention work, ensuring support services are good quality and that workers maintain professional development, practice and standards.
Ophthalmic nurses play a key role in delivering care to people with sight conditions. But more often than not, they aren't consulted when national agenda-setting conversations take place. Editor, Hannah Adams spoke about the reasons why they are excluded at board level at last week's RCN Ophthalmic Nursing Conference 2016.
Dr Elizabeth Wilkinson, president of the Ophthalmology Section at the Royal Society of Medicine knows that managing diabetes is a complex issue. She is the Clinical Lead for the North and East Devon Diabetic Screening Programme and argues for better integration of diabetic eye care with wider diabetes management.
RNIB has created three new films about diabetes. The first film is about the eye screening process, the second is about how diabetes can be managed if the patient has sight loss and the last film suggests ways people can adjust their diet to suit a healthier lifestyle.