Project Skill: health

Age-Related Macular Degeneration in Oxfordshire: The STAR Approach

July 2017 Conducted by Richard Glover – NHS North of England Commissioning Support (NECS), Anita Lightstone and Fran Ramsay – NHS Thames Valley Eye Health Network. With support from Gwyn Bevan – The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Susie Downes – NHS Oxford University Hospitals Trust. Funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust and The Health Foundation. Hospital services are under great pressure and as this pressure increases, so do the delays experienced by patients in accessing the treatment that can prevent deterioration in their condition – in this case sight loss. Staff morale can also be negatively affected...

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Access to Psychological Therapies for People with Sight Loss and Depression

June 2016 Dr Ian Petch, South West London and St George’s NHS Mental Health Trust People with vision impairment have an increased risk of depression, new research suggests. Research commissioned by Thomas Pocklington Trust and undertaken by South West London and St George’s NHS Mental Health Trust and South West London Academic, Health and Social Care System found more training for support staff is needed to ensure signs of depression are recognised and treatment is accessed. Key Facts: There is a clear association between visual impairment and increased risk of depression. National data available from the Health and Social Care...

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Substance Use and Sight Loss: A Guide for Professionals

Only a small proportion of people face both sight loss and problematic substance use, and professionals’ current approaches are not equipped to serve these individuals. This guide for professionals begins to address this issue and encourages joint working.

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Think Sight with Falls and Older People

2015 Thomas Pocklington Trust and Royal College of Occupational Therapists ‘Think Sight with Falls and Older People’ is a resource developed by Thomas Pocklington Trust and the College of Occupational Therapists which explores the impact of sight loss on older people, how sight loss may increase the risk of falls and some implications for occupational therapy practice. Although the resource has been designed as a CPD module for Occupational Therapists, it contains useful information for most frontline professionals working with older people. The module can either be delivered as a one hour group session or completed as an individual....

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Vision Care for Stroke Survivors

Around 60 per cent of stroke survivors experience some form of vision problem following a stroke, according to research published by Thomas Pocklington Trust.

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