Best of NB Online (archive)

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  • Poll: Social care cuts create pressure for GPs

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    A poll of GPs has revealed the extra pressure placed on surgeries and other parts of the NHS, due to chronic underfunding in social care.

  • Research hope for retinitis pigmentosa

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    Although there is currently little treatment for retinitis pigmentosa, we look at whether recent discoveries are now coming to fruition.

  • Genetic testing for nystagmus is tricky

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    Genetic tests for people with nystagmus could just be a few years away.

  • Theatre Audio Description FAQs

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    Using audio description at the theatre provides key information about a play that blind or partially sighted audience members may otherwise miss. Toby Davy, Deputy Director of VocalEyes, discusses audio description and addresses the frequently asked questions around the concept.

  • Should we applaud audio description services in theatres?

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    Toby Davy, Deputy Director of VocalEyes, talks about the benefits of theatre audio description in the UK.

  • The developing role of optometrists

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    David Parkins, President of the College of Optometrists, discusses why it is important for lines of communication to be improved between primary and secondary care providers.

  • App to detect visual loss following a stroke

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    NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde (GG&C) has received funding from the Scottish Government to develop an app for the detection of visual problems in stroke survivors.

  • Could HIV drugs be used to treat a leading cause of blindness?

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    Drugs traditionally used to control HIV/AIDS infections, could soon be harnessed to treat the leading cause of blindness and visual impairment in the UK, according to research.

  • Visual component of UK driving test is "far from ideal"

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    Researchers from City University London have suggested that the visual component of the UK driving test needs a rethink.

  • Taxi drivers who make a difference

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    Taking a cab in Liverpool is much simpler for blind and partially sighted people, thanks to a training scheme aimed at taxi drivers.

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