Eye Health and Visual Impairment

John Baron MP hosts Parliamentary launch of RNIB report

December 1, 2014
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John Baron MP hosts Parliamentary launch of RNIB report

MP backs campaign for sight loss advisers John Baron MP is backing a campaign by sight loss charity RNIB to ensure that everyone diagnosed with sight loss gets emotional support to come to terms with their condition. John hosted the parliamentary launch of The Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) new report ‘Being...
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John Baron MP speaks at RNIB Parliamentary reception about postcode lottery

July 31, 2013
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John Baron MP speaks at RNIB Parliamentary reception about postcode lottery

MP challenges regional variation in cataract surgery As Vice Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Visual Impairment, John Baron MP recently hosted a Parliamentary reception on behalf of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). At the reception, the RNIB launched a new report revealing regional variations in access to cataract...
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John Baron MP supports Guide Dogs’ call to keep pedestrians safe from silent cars

July 15, 2013
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MP says Government must examine facts Mr Baron has supported Guide Dogs’ call for the installation of a vital safety feature on quiet hybrid and electric vehicles to keep pedestrians safe, by recently attending a reception at the Houses of Parliament. The Basildon and Billericay MP was amongst the large number of Members of...
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John Baron MP and colleagues read for Wickford Talking Newspapers

August 6, 2012
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John Baron MP and colleagues read for Wickford Talking Newspapers

MP congratulates the team on excellent work   John Baron MP and other local MPs and Cllrs recently joined forces to help Wickford Talking Newspapers with its work of taping local newspaper cuttings which are then distributed to visually impaired and blind people. John, Stephen Metcalfe MP, Mark Francois MP, Cllr Mo Larkin and...
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John Baron MP questions Minister over help for blind people in Disability Debate

June 21, 2012
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MP receives assurance from Minister   In Parliament yesterday, John Baron MP intervened on Maria Miller MP – the Minister for Disabled People – on the subject of how the new Personal Independence Payments (PIP) will affect the blind and visually impaired. There is concern, expressed by bodies such as the RNIB, that blind...
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John Baron MP addresses Eye Health Reception on Glaucoma

June 11, 2012
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John Baron MP addresses Eye Health Reception on Glaucoma

MP highlights challenges  Today in Parliament, John Baron MP hosted and spoke at an Eye Health reception, jointly organised by the International Glaucoma Association and the Optical Confederation. The event was held to coincide with National Glaucoma Awareness Week to help raise awareness of eye-health issues and the importance of regular eye tests. John...
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