North East Regional Event - Newcastle

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Date: 4 May 2017 6:00PM - 9:30PM

Location: Newcastle Marriott Hotel Gosforth Park, NE3 5HN

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Your next free member CET event in the North East region will take place in Newcastle on Thursday 4 May from 6pm.

You will participate in an interactive peer discussion based around a brand new filmed case scenario on a routine eye examination. You will also take part in practical exercises during the evening to include the use of record cards and voting pads.
The discussions will be supported by a trained facilitator and based around a College case study.
A buffet will be available at the start of the event, giving you an opportunity to network with colleagues and College representatives. The events remain free of charge for College members.
Number of CET points: 6 interactive points
Expected timings for the evening:

6.00pm       Registration - buffet and networking
6.40pm       Welcome
7.00pm       Peer discussion and practical exercises part 1
8.00pm       Refreshments and networking
8.20pm       Peer discussion and practical exercises part 2
9.30pm       Closing remarks and end of event

Further details
The peer discussion 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.
The peer discussion session is only open to fully qualified members. Non-members, students and pre-registration optometrists are not permitted to attend.
Contact Sanaa Busaidy-Hubert on +44(0)20 7766 4347 or email if you have any queries.
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Number of CET points: 6 interactive points

Target group: Optometrists
Learning objectives:
  • To explain the best course of management to the patient 
  • To understand the principles of clinical audit and how to use this to make simple improvements in everyday practice.
  • To maintain adequate patient records
  • To understand the use of different types of bifocal spectacle lenses and their limitations.
Competencies covered: Communication, Standards of Practice, Optical Appliances

Newcastle Marriott Hotel Gosforth Park

High Gosforth Park
Newcastle upon Tyne

Telephone: 0191 236 4111

By car

Coming from Newcastle upon Tyne city centre, take the A167 onto the  A1. Use the left 2 lanes to take the A1056/B1318 exit towards Wide Open/Killingworth/Gosforth. Use any lane to turn right onto Great Pkway/ At the roundabout, take the 3rd ecit onto Rotary Way/A1056. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit, turn right again and then left. The destination will be on the right. 

By train

The nearest train station is Cramlington which is an 11 minute drive from the venue. Newcastle Central station is a 20 minute drive from the venue.


There are 300 complimentary car parking spaces available on-site, on a first-come, first-served basis.


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 yout must be a College member at the time of the event.

To book

Online: click on the 'Book Now' button on this page


Call: +44(0)20 7766 4347

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