VISION 2020 UK launches Welsh Pathway for Children and Young People

26 April 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK

VISION 2020 UK, the umbrella organisation which leads collaboration in eye health and sight loss, has today begun hosting the All-Wales Integrated Pathway for Children and Young People (0 to 25 years) with Vision Impairment, and their Families.

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Agenda and Papers for The VISION 2020 UK CYP Committee Meeting – 27 April 2017

21 April 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK Children and Young People's Committee

Agenda and papers for VISION 2020 UK CYP Committee Meeting – 27 April 2017  

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Agenda April 2017
Agenda April 2017
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Minutes Of V2020UK CYP Meeting 10 Nov 16 Docx
Minutes Of V2020UK CYP Meeting 10 Nov 16 Docx
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V2020 CYP Group - NI Update April 17
V2020 CYP Group - NI Update April 17
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Vision 2020 CYP Subgroup - Scotland Report April 2017
Vision 2020 CYP Subgroup - Scotland Report April 2017
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Vision 2020 CYP Subgroup - Wales Update
Vision 2020 CYP Subgroup - Wales Update
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Sustaining Starting Point Leaflets And Website For The Future FINAL
Sustaining Starting Point Leaflets And Website For The Future FINAL
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Queen’s researchers collaborate with Guide Dogs NI to Pioneer new study for children with sight loss

1 March 2017
Source: QUB

Researchers from the School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast in collaboration with Guide Dogs NI have conducted a new research study to understand the impact of sight loss on how early movement develops, with the aim of  improving  movement skills for children with a vision impairment. Using the state-of-the-art Movement Innovation Lab at Queen’s University, the team were able

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HQIP: National Paediatric Diabetes Audit 2015-16

28 February 2017
Source: HQIP

Background to the Audit Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose in the blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly. High blood glucose levels over time may cause complications associated with diabetes including damage to small and large blood vessels and nerves. Over time this can result in blindness, kidney failure, heart disease, stroke,

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Complete NPDA 2015-16 Report FINAL
Complete NPDA 2015-16 Report FINAL
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RCOphth: UK National Screening Committee policy on Vision defects screening in children

7 February 2017
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists supports the recommendation of the National Screening Committee that screening for visual impairment in children, between the ages of 4 and 5 years, should be offered by an orthoptic-led service.http://www.screening.nhs.uk/vision-child The College strongly advocates early screening for the detection of visual problems and eye disorders in children at the appropriate age. Early detection of amblyopia,

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University of Birmingham: Transition to adulthood Final summary report for project “Longitudinal study of transitions experiences of blind and partially sighted young people (Phase 2)”

19 December 2016

The Longitudinal Transition Study, originally funded by RNIB, commenced in 2010 with the aim of understanding the experiences of young people with a visual impairment leaving compulsory education. We were particularly interested in the enablers and barriers experienced as the young people moved towards the labour market. The original research questions were: How well do education services prepare blind and

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Nuffield Final Report - October 2016 (FINAL)
Nuffield Final Report - October 2016 (FINAL)
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VISION 2020 UK CYP Committee – Draft revised CYP Pathway

19 December 2016

The Working Group has developed a ‘new look’ CYP Pathway as tasked.  Please see the attached (at the bottom of the page) – the diagram of the pathway is explained in word in text and will become a tagged description in a final PDF doc. The review has included some in-depth discussion around the level of detail that is needed

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Draft Revised Vision2020UK CYP Pathway Draft V0.3 Dated 19 Dec 16
Draft Revised Vision2020UK CYP Pathway Draft V0.3 Dated 19 Dec 16
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Minutes of the VISION 2020 UK Children and Young People’s Special Interest Committee meeting, held on 10 November 2016

24 November 2016
Source: VISION 2020 UK Children and Young People’s Special Interest Committee

Please find attached the Minutes and actions from the last VISION 2020 UK Children and Young People’s Special Interest Group meeting, held on 10 November 2016.  Also attached is the revised MUVL poster and J.Rahi paper on severe visual impairment and blindness in children in the UK, as noted in the minutes.  

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Minutes Of V2020UK CYP Meeting 10 Nov 16 Docx (2)
Minutes Of V2020UK CYP Meeting 10 Nov 16 Docx (2)
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RevisedMUVLPoster
RevisedMUVLPoster
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Sever Visual Impairment And Blindness In Children In The UK
Sever Visual Impairment And Blindness In Children In The UK
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VISION 2020 UK launches Starting Point – first steps for families of vision impaired children

Starting Point Cover

13 October 2016
Source: VISION 2020 UK

VISION 2020 UK, the umbrella organisation which leads collaboration in eye health and sight loss, has marked World Sight Day with a rollout of a national project, aimed at improving the information given to families at the point of diagnosis of their child’s vision impairment.

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UCL and Great Ormond Street Hospital: Children wanted for cerebral visual impairment research project

26 September 2016
Source: UCL and Great Ormond Street Hosptial

The Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital are looking for children and young people aged five to 15 years with a diagnosis or suspicion of congenital CVI (any vision problem caused by brain damage within the first month of life). The aim of this study is to learn more about the different vision abilities of children and

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