Eye Care Support Pathway Appoints Bhavini Makwana to Chair Public Awareness Drive

Date posted: 24th March 2024

The Eye Care Support Pathway Group, hosted by RNIB, has announced the next stage of its roll out will be chaired by Bhavini Makwana, Campaigns and Projects Manager at Thomas Pocklington Trust. She will lead a Public Facing Pathway Task and Finish Team of people with lived experience of sight loss, charged with gaining public attention and understanding of the Pathway being adopted by eye care professionals nationwide.  This next stage of the Pathway will be launched formerly in Autumn 2024 at an inaugural event in Birmingham.

The Eye Care Support Pathway is made up of four key stages with periods of waiting in between, alongside three thematic needs. These four stages also reflect a typical health and social care journey starting from the presentation of the problem, through to treatment, discharge and aftercare.  It will also provide guidance to carers and parents on what to expect and what to ask for.

“I am absolutely honoured to chair this group with my fellow team members, and through our own lived experiences, we can ensure that others don’t have to miss out on vital information, support and signposting to services and resources. So many of us have not been aware of the support available which has impacted us a great deal with accepting our vision impairment, including myself. This not only affects our mental health and wellbeing but also our confidence, having the ability to integrate into society or come to terms with adaptations that we need to comprehend”. –  Bhavini Makwana


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