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Latest issue of Roundup focuses on eye condition-specific organisations

The latest edition of WCB's Roundup magazine is now available. In addition to the usual features, we have a report on the Wales Eyecare Conference, and an update on our Storm project for vi young adults.

The theme for this issue, in our Perspectif Supplement, is organisations which can help with particular eye conditions. We have a full listing of such organsations, and are very grateful to Alström Syndrome UK, Behçet’s Syndrome Society, Birdshot Uveitis Society, CHECT, the IGA, the Norrie Disease Foundation and the Macular Society for providing articles about their work for this feature.

You can read Roundup here, and the Storm supplement here. The Perspectif supplement is here. Click on the 'Roundup News' tab at the top of the screen to read all past editions.

New Accessible Information Standard for NHS Wales launched

An updated version of the All Wales Sensory Loss Standards has been launched by Health Secretary Vaughan Gething as part of Sensory Loss Awareness Month.

The new standards will require GP surgeries to keep records of the communication needs of their patients with sensory loss, and provide the tools enabling them to do this. A second phase will require that this information is passed to hospital in case of a referral. You can find out more on the Welsh government website.

North Wales Mobile Information Unit Schedule for December

Vision Support's mobile information unit will be out and about in North Wales during December, giving people who are unable to visit their resource centre in Prestatyn the chance to find out about services and equipment which could help them.

Click here to see the full schedule. The Cheshire Mobile Unit will also be visiting Wrexham during December, for the full schedule, click here to find out more. In case of last minute changes, it is strongly recommended that you telephone 01745 338914 to confirm details before travelling.

For more information about Vision Support, visit their website.

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