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Guide Dogs Community Sighted Guide Training

Course/Event Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2024

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Course/Event Description

There are currently two million people in the UK living with sight loss, with this number predicted to double by 2050. At Guide Dogs, our aim is to increase the number of people who are trained in sighted guiding across the UK, to help create a more inclusive society for people who are blind or partially sighted.

Guide Dogs ‘Community Sighted Guide Training’ is designed to give you the confidence to assist someone living with sight loss in a practical and person-centred way.

We invite hospital doctors, GPs, pharmacists, nurses, allied healthcare professionals, early careers practitioners to participate in this course, which will enable participants to put into practice what they learn and support people with visual impairments in a clinical setting


Points the training will cover: 

  • Overview of Guide Dogs services
  • Discussion around eye conditions and the barriers to independence and emotional consequences that living with sight loss can come with
  • Tips for helping people with sight loss
  • Access rights for guide dogs

Basic techniques for guiding people with sight loss safely including crossing roads, guiding on stairs, getting around obstacles etc


Event Delivery:

This will be in an in person course which will be 2 half day sessions, lasting 3 hours each. Please book on to either the morning or afternoon session. 

The course will be delivered by the team at Guide Dogs Scotland and hosted at the RCPE.

Course/Event Venue: Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, 11 Queen Street, Edinburgh - In Person Event, EH2 1JQ

This course is targeted at the following specialty Groupings:

  • Medicine

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