Your next free member CET event in the London region will take place in Central London on Wednesday 26 April from 6pm.
The evening will consist of a lecture followed by a peer review.
Lecture: 1 interactive CET point expected.
Peer review: 3 interactive CET expected.
Expected competencies for peer review: Communication, Standards of Practice and Ocular disease
Expected timings for the evening:
6.00pm Registration - buffet and networking
7.00pm Lecture: topic tbc
8.00pm Refreshments and networking
8.20pm Peer review
9.30pm Closing remarks and end of event
The peer review session will help optometrists improve their standards of patient care by discussing cases that are based on real practice with a small group of fellow clinicians. Discussing various approaches among peers stimulates interest and broadens perspectives as different practitioners may approach clinical and ethical problems in different ways.
The peer review session is only open to fully qualified members. Students and pre-registration optometrists will not be able to attend the peer discussion, however are welcome to attend the lecture. Non-members are not permitted to attend the event.
You will benefit from the opportunity to gain CET points and network with colleagues from across the region. Food will be served before the lecture, and drinks and refreshments provided throughout
The ‘facilitated peer review’ session will give you a great opportunity to share and discuss real cases from your own practice with supportive peers in small groups.
Please bring along to the event a case (or details of a case) from your own practice, relating to any of the following conditions:
- red eye
- sudden loss of vision
- flashes and floaters
Please bring cases that have raised any issues or caused any uncertainty for you around aspects of communication or decision-making regarding patient management and / or referrals. You will need to briefly outline the details of your case and issues for discussion to your group.
Please ensure that any case records are anonymised. You may wish to bring your own summary notes of the key details of the case (ensuring that no patient identifiable details are included). If possible please bring at least three copies of your anonymised record or notes, to help share these with your facilitators and other delegates in your group.
By considering and sharing experiences and good ideas around real case scenarios, including those which could be encountered within the context of a MECS scheme, delegates will improve their understanding of clinical conditions and improve their own explanations and advice to patients in the future, in everyday practice and particularly within a MECS environment.
Please note: facilitators will be sharing a prepared case scenario to start the peer review discussions off, which will ensure that the minimum learning objectives are covered for CET purposes.
The competencies, learning objectives and CET for this event are tbc, however we expect them to be as follows:
Number of interactive CET points expected: 3
Competencies covered: Communication, Standards of Practice and Ocular disease
Learning Objectives for this event
- To improve the ability to convey an expert knowledge of physiological and pathological eye conditions giving factually relevant information in an informative, clear and understandable way whilst remaining empathetic and patient centred.
- To be able to demonstrate an understanding of where the limits of knowledge and ability are for each individual practitioner within the realms of their day to day practice and within the context of a minor eye conditions service (MECS).
- To update and improve working knowledge of the College of Optometrists’ Guidance for professional practice and local protocols, demonstrating an ability to select the necessary investigations to be completed appropriate to a patient's signs and symptoms.
Rooms on Regent's Park- Located inside the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
27 Sussex Place
Baker Street is the nearest underground station, served by the Hammersmith & City, Bakerloo, Circle, Jubilee and Metropolitan lines.
Exit the station and turn right on to Baker Street
Continue walking for 200m towards Regent’s Park
Follow the road around to your left on to the Outer Circle
Walk past the first entrance to Sussex Place until you reach the next entrance
Turn left into Sussex Place and the College will be on your right
Bus numbers 113, 13, 82 and 274 stop at the London Business School, which is directly outside the back entrance to the College on Park Road.
Bus numbers 139, 189 and DF2 stop at the junction of Rossmore Road and Park Road. From the bus stop, turn left on to Park Road, cross the road and enter the College via the back entrance.
24-hour car parking facilities are available at the 24-hour NCP Park Road (located next to the Flower Station).
Short-stay metered parking is available on Regent’s Park Outer Circle.
Car-sharing clubs have allocated spaces and vehicles all over the UK. Search on Carplus to find a car where you need it.
Marylebone and Euston are the two closest mainland train stations
From Marylebone take the Bakerloo line to Baker Street Undergound station and then follow the walking directions from Baker Street (above).
From Euston take the Hammersmith and City, Metropolitan or Circle line to Baker Street underground station then follow the walking directions from Baker Street (above).
Although the event is free of charge to College members, it is vital that you register in advance.
Please note, in order to attend the event , you must be a College member at the time of the event.
Online: click on the 'book now' button on this page
Call: +44(0) 20 7766 4347
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