Training results in increased practitioner confidence and identification of depression in people with low vision: a mixed methods study

Abstract Purpose The prevalence of depression in people with low vision is high and often goes undiagnosed. There is the potential for those who provide low vision services to perform concurrent depression screening. However, prior training in depression identification and suitable referral pathways is required. The aims of this study were: (1) to assess the […]

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Completing the Census 2021

What is the Census and why do we need to complete it? The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and provides the Government with a better picture of the households and the people residing within England and Wales. This information allows them to plan more effectively and make more informed decisions when […]

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Supporting People with Hearing or Sight Loss

On Friday 5th March 2021 Sight Cymru and RNID held a joint webinar, entitled ‘Supporting people with hearing and sight loss’. The webinar took the form of a question and answer session and we took the opportunity to answer the most common questions we’re asked. After a brief introduction, Project Officer Esther Weller spoke about […]

Cross professional collaboration study to investigate the value of monitoring chronic eye care conditions in the community.

We are delighted to announce that a multidisciplinary team have won a substantial Research for Patient and Public Benefit (RfPPB) grant from Health and Care Research Wales (HCRW) to investigate the “value” of monitoring chronic (long standing) sight threatening conditions in the community. Over recent years the workload on the hospital eye service in the […]

Agreement between ophthalmologists and optometrists in the certification of vision impairment

Sight Sight Cymru funded research which has allowed for this paper regarding CVI (Certification of Visually Impaired) to be published.  The paper investigates the certification process that is undertaken within the UK to register patients as impaired or severely sight impaired that is currently carried out by consultant ophthalmologists. The research assesses the agreement between […]