Barnsley Councillor Roy Miller goes on a ‘blindfold’ walk to highlight how street clutter affects blind and partially sighted people

16 June 2017
Source: RNIB

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council Councillor Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Places took part in a ‘blindfold’ walk around Barnsley town centre on Thursday (15 June 2017). The walk highlighted the challenges blind and partially sighted people face navigating the area.

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Responses to GOC call for evidence demonstrate consensus on direction of travel for eye care delivery

16 June 2017
Source: The GOC

The GOC has today published a summary of the responses it received to its Education Strategic Review Call for Evidence. This shows a broad consensus across the sector that the system of optical education and training is in need of change and that there is an appetite for this.

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VISION 2020 UK – Pathway for Children and Young People (0 to 25 years) with Vision Impairment, and their Families

13 June 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK

The VISION 2020 UK Pathway for Children and Young People with vision impairment is a best practice, generic pathway that requires health, social care, education and the voluntary sector to work collaboratively to meet the needs of the child / young person and family.

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Professional Certificate in Medical Retina recognised by NHS National Diabetic Eye Screening Programme

12 June 2017
Source: The College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists and Public Health England have mapped the College-accredited Professional Certificate in Medical Retina to the new level three Diploma for Health Screeners (Diabetic Eye).

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