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This year's Optrafair 20/20 guarantees Inspiring Seminars
This year the Optrafair 20/20 programme has been put together by a specialised and experienced advisory board to bring you the best education possible.
GOC withdrawers approval for Portsmouth Masters Degree
GOC issues withdrawal notice to University of Portsmouth Master of Optometry programme
The International Opticians Association (IOA) has opened applications for 2020.
The IOA Silmo International Optician of the Year Award recognises the importance of the optician in the optical business and their role in the choice of the optimum products for their clientele.
ISCC 2020 welcomes overseas interested scleral fitters
The International Cogress of Scelral Contacts congress starts July 24th to 25th 2020in Fort Lauderdale FL USA
Fight for Sight convenes leading ophthalmologists for urgent action on the '1 to 20' funding gap
Fight for Sight has convened the UK’s leading ophthalmologists and researchers to draw attention to the ‘1 to 20' funding gap in eye research.
Two services face axe from embattled PCNs contract
The Health Service Journal reports that following criticism by GPs and others, the Primary Care Networks (PCNs) contract specifications are overly prescriptive and not properly resourced.
STP’s. Now seven CCGs to become three in Sussex
NHS England has approved the merger of seven clinical commissioning groups in Sussex, that are currently in a sustainability and transformation partnership (STP), into three.
Webinar will discuss putting the skill back into soft lens fitting
The latest BCLA webinar will discuss the topic of soft lenses, examining drop-out rates and putting forward suggestions for how eye care practitioners can ‘get control’ over their fitting.
Tickets now available for the NCC event in March!
Following on from the success at the NCC events in 2016 & 2018, the NCC continues its scientific collaboration with the BCLA. Dr. Carolina Kunnen from the NCC together with Professor James Wolffsohn of Aston University and the BCLA’s academic team hosted the NCC/BCLA abstract submissions program.
MONDOTTICA INTERNATIONAL announces management changes
Mondottica International announces that its Founder and CEO Michael Jardine has stepped down from his CEO role effective January 1st 2020.
PSA reports on GOC improving triage process
The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) has produced a short report showing how its work contributes to protecting the public, and provides a narrative informed by the various statistics produced as part of the Authority’s processes.
Scotland 2020 GOS Mandatory Training for Optometrists/OMPs
As part of The National Health Service (General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2018, there is an annual requirement for all Optometrists and OMPs working under GOS in Scotland
Domiciliary Providers asked to provide answers to anomymous questionaire
Domiciliary Eye Care Committee safety questionnaire
Spectacle Makers Society announces a fun evening at the Barbican
The Society invites you to join members of the Society at the Thistle City Barbican, Shoreditch,120 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 8DS for a lecture by Professor Joanna Bourke, Gresham Professor of Rhetoric, exploring the politics of scientific theories about eyes.
Optometrist Apprenticeships- A variance of opinion
If you were one of a large group who voted with your finger on the keyboard in response to the Apprenticeship of Optoms you might want to read and reflect on the submissions of the bodies you financially support.
100% Optical 2020, secure your points over the weekend
Taking place on 25-27 January 2020, at London ExCeL, this year’s 100% Optical will offer a comprehensive educational programme, delivered by the Association of Optometrists (AOP).
Publication validates Macular Pigment Assessment
New high-caliber publication validates macular pigment assessment with SPECTRALIS®
Tickets now available for the NCC event in March!
Following on from the success at the NCC events in 2016 & 2018, the NCC continues its scientific collaboration with the BCLA.
Sight loss research needs urgent investment in UK
In a letter to the Guardian, leading ophthalmologists, researchers and the eye research charity Fight for Sight call on the government to develop a national plan to fight blindness and to address the critical research funding gap.
Ocular Drug shortage announced with RCOph suggested alternatives
The College of Optometrists has announced there is a temporary shortage of cyclopentolate minims.
RCOphth responds to HSIB report on unnecesary glaucoma blindness
The investigation has correctly identified a fundamental lack of capacity within hospital eye services to deliver glaucoma monitoring and treatment, exacerbated by inappropriate referrals, risk adverse behaviour, lack of glaucoma specialists and lack of continuity of care caused by locums.
Sight loss due to delays in eye care says alarming report
The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch (HSIB) has revealed the “devastating” impact of delays and pressure on national glaucoma services.
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