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In the North West of England there are an estimated 239,000 people living with sight loss. Nearly half of blind and partially sighted people of working age said they experienced more difficulties accessing and negotiating healthcare services due to their sight loss. 35% of blind and partially sighted people said they experience negative attitudes from the public on a regular basis. This indicates a serious issue affecting vulnerable people. Our mission is to improve lives of people with Visual Impairment. We are doing it via our Flag-Me Vision service which allows for a much more personalised and safer pharmacy experience.
“One in every five people will start to live with sight loss in their lifetime”
£3,066,000,000 – Estimated cost of sight loss each year (includes direct and indirect costs)
17% offered emotional support with sight loss
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An opt-in referral system provides access to assisted guidance and medication handling.
Allows patients to self-refer or to be referred in by their:
FLAG-Me Vision in the pharmacy
“Going into a chemist and having my personal details discussed in front of other customers only emphasizes my vulnerability, not just to myself but to everyone else in the shop, it makes me highly embarrassed and uncomfortable.“
“Being able to discuss my personal information in a private setting and explore methods to help me take my medication safely and in the full knowledge of what I am taking, gives me the confidence to be able to forge a loyal bond with the pharmacist, safe in the knowledge that my health and safety is paramount.”
“Having someone able to look beyond my visual impairment and disability, to the person who I am and to treat me with a level of understanding and respect boosts my confidence in them and their organization.”