Eye Clinic Liaison Officers | Birmingham Vision

Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLO's)

You may be referred to our Eye Clinic Liaison Officer if your sight is deteriorating or after a diagnosis. You can even request an appointment yourself and it’s a free and confidential service.
This enables you to better understand your diagnosis and most importantly maintain your independence.
Each ECLO has time to dedicate to patients following consultation, giving you the opportunity to discuss the impact your eye condition will have on your life.
ECLO’s can provide up-to-date, tailored information about local and national resources and advocate, or make referrals on your behalf.

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Information available will include:
  • Eye conditions
  • Benefits Information
  • Employment issues
  • Rehabilitation
  • Social Services
  • Children’s services
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Support groups
The role of the ECLO is flexible, and we will try to answer any questions you might have, including those about your future treatment.
ECLOs offer a free service to those with an eye condition along with support and information for carers, and family and friends of all age groups. All ECLOs are trained to a high standard and have usually completed the RNIB Eye Clinic Studies course affiliated with City University London.


Birmingham Vision are fortunate enough to have two ECLO’s based in the Eye Departments at Birmingham Midland Eye Centre, and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. See below for contact details!

Our Eye Clinic Liaison Officers

Russell Stephenson- BMEC

Russ is the Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO) at Birmingham Midland Eye Centre at City Hospital in Birmingham.
Russ is visually impaired himself, due to Retinitis Pigmentosa and has a Guide Dog called Sparks.
Contact Russ on;
Mobile: 07814968200
Landline: 0121-507-6737

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Talia Dewhurst – QEHB

Talia Dewhurst is the Eye Clinic Liaison Officer for Birmingham Vision based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. Talia has been in her role for over 3 years and is very passionate about her work and supporting patients with sight loss and encouraging independence.
Contacted Talia on;

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