The latest news and developments in the eye health and sight loss sector.
RNIB is one of 75 health and social care charities and organisations that have signed a joint letter to the Prime Minister, Theresa May, calling for an urgent, open and inclusive cross-party process to review and recommend action on future health and social care funding.
RNIB would like to invite you and your eye health and sight loss sector colleagues to attend an innovative vision hub dedicated to supporting people with sight loss at this year’s Naidex exhibition from 28 – 30 March at the NEC in Birmingham.
A pocket-sized device has been created which could help save the sight of millions of people around the world.
Two of the UK’s oldest sight loss charities have merged to become the Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC).
The College of Optometrists has published a summary report following the 'Optical professions: what does the future hold?’ event held in September. The roundtable meeting involved stakeholder organisations from across the sector in discussions to prepare the profession for future developments, as highlighted by the recent Foresight and Optical Workforce Survey (OWS) reports.
Last week, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) published guidelines to help passengers with sight loss and other hidden disabilities get better support when travelling at UK airports.
The guidelines include making sure passengers receive more effective communication ahead of their journey in accessible formats.
Seven individuals and hospital trusts have been recognised for their outstanding work at Bayer’s Ophthalmology Honours awards evening held on 1 December 2016.
A new Ophthalmology Common Clinical Competency Framework providing standards of knowledge and skill required for non-medical eye healthcare professionals to deliver patient care has today been launched.
The traditional eye health care team has changed and continues to develop to meet the demands on the hospital eye service due to an increase in successful, but recurrent, treatments and the increase in chronic disease management due to the aging population in the UK.
Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has received a major five-year funding award for clinical research from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), recognising the world-leading excellence of our clinical research.
New research suggests patients who receive a single implant to treat diabetic eye disease can increase or sustain vision.