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Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs) are vital to supporting patients with sight loss

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists considers ECLOs as integral to meeting the needs of patients in hospital eye units  A recent study published in the BMJ1, with support and funding from the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), has highlighted the continuing importance of Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLO). ECLOs work in hospital eye

National Tariff Consultation June 2018 – RCOphth, RNIB, IGA and Macular Society collaborate on response

In preparation for the National Tariff Consultation due to be released shortly, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and patient organisations; Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), International Glaucoma Association (IGA) and the Macular Society, have collaborated on key messages that will be used in response to the consultation. This group have written to NHS Improvement

RNIB launch E-Learning resource for ophthalmologists about certifying visually impaired patients

RNIB has developed an online E-Learning resource for ophthalmologists to highlight the importance of working proactively with eligible patients to certify them as sight impaired (partially sighted) or severely sight impaired (blind) using The Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI).  The resource gives insight into the CVI process, the distinction between certification and registration, and the

New patient self-advocacy project

The RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People) launched this joint initiative with The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, Macular Society‎ and International Glaucoma Association at RCOphth’s Congress on 24 May 2016 in Birmingham. The initiative fits with the RCOphth’s Three Step Plan ‘Reducing risk for eye patients – improving timely care’.  The plan outlines solutions to

President’s foreword for RNIB Report ‘Real Patients Coming to Real Harm’ Wales

A substantial part of the workload of ophthalmology services is the care of long term conditions such as glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration. These conditions all become increasingly common with advancing age and all require timely recognition and treatment in order to avoid preventable sight loss.  Unfortunately, clinical services for these long-term conditions