Post date: 
Friday, 28 October 2016

RNIB’s Sight Loss Data Tool has been updated with the latest key information, to help health professionals and local authorities improve and protect sight loss services.  

Every three months, the free to use tool is updated with newly released NHS records, including research on the number of people living with sight loss.

The tool is the UK’s biggest collection of eye health information that is compiled into one helpful database. The tool collates a wide range of publically available datasets and makes local area data accessible in one of three different automated reports.

New additions for version 3.2

  • New research on the prevalence of sight loss has been used to update estimates for the number of people living with sight loss in 2016
  • The latest CVI data from 2014/15 (England)
  • New estimates for the number of people living with common eye diseases in the UK in 2016
  • Updated ECLO location data for NHS trusts/health boards (Scotland and England)
  • The latest general labour market statistics including the national unemployment rate and the employment gap experienced by people with long term disabilities (England)
  • A range of updated datasets for the ‘at risk’ population including smoking prevalence.

Since it was last updated in July, the data tool has been downloaded almost 1,000 times. The next update to the Sight Loss Data Tool is due in February 2017 when the latest data from NHS datasets will be available, such as eye clinic footfall data.

If you have any feedback or questions about this resource, please contact us at [email protected].

Further information

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