North West Regional Event - Manchester

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Date: 25 May 2017 6:00PM - 9:30PM

Location: Manchester Royal Infirmary - Postgraduate Building

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Your next free member CET event in the North West region will take place in Manchester on Thursday 25 May 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
6.40pm       Welcome
7.00pm       Lecture: topic tbc
8.00pm       Refreshments and networking
8.20pm       Peer review
9.30pm       Closing remarks and end of event

Further details

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

Contact Nicola Pogson on +44(0)20 7766 4377 or email if you have any queries.


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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.


Manchester Royal Infirmary 

Postgraduate Building
Oxford Road
M13 9WL
By train
Manchester Piccadilly Station and Manchester Oxford Road are both just over a mile away. 
By bus
There is a direct bus service (number147)that runs every 10 minutes from Manchester Piccadilly Station. Buses from Manchester City Centre are very regular. Please use bus numbers 15, 42, 43, 142 or 143 and alight at Manchester Royal Infirmary on Oxford Road.
By car

Parking information to follow 

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.

To book


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

Call: +44(0) 20 7766 4377

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