DOCET webinar- Effective remote patient consultations

  • C-75503. Take part in this live morning webinar where Dr Michael Johnson will help you to increase your confidence in dealing with patients remotely, ensuring they are managed safely and referred when required.


11am – 12pm, 24 June 2020 Add to calendar

Effective remote patient consultations

Please note this is a daytime webinar and the start time is 11.00am BST.

We are currently delivering our webinars with speakers and the technical support team working remotely from each other. We aim to maintain our usual high standard of delivery but thank you for your understanding in the event of technical hitches.

This webinar, funded by DOCET and managed by the College of Optometrists, aims to increase your confidence in conducting remote consultations and triaging patients presenting with acute ocular symptoms. Being able to understand the common causes, understanding when further investigation is required and making a provisional differential diagnosis is challenging without being able to examine a patient directly. Dr Michael Johnson will lead you through remote consultation etiquette, key questions to ask, red flag symptoms, referrals, management and record keeping to help you increase your confidence in dealing with patients remotely, ensuring they are managed safely and referred when required.

You will be able to claim one interactive CET point after attending this live session.

Terms and conditions:

  • To attend this webinar you must be a GOC registered optometrist.
  • To obtain your interactive CET point you must ensure the following standards are met, you must:
    • have a minimum attendance of 50 minutes
    • complete a minimum of 4 of the 6 polls.

CET does not apply to students and pre-registration trainees. 

Non-member booking

Please note, when booking, if you are not a College member, enter your email address or GOC number and click FORGOTTEN on the Login page to create a password. Contact for help.

What optometrists say about DOCET webinars:

‘Convenient way to achieve good quality interactive CET. Essential with family life!’
'I've done webinars before but this was by far the best I have had, both in speaker and content. Thank you.'
Optometrists, Webinar on acute red eye in contact lens wearers

Michael Johnson

Dr Michael Johnson completed his basic clinical training at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. He was awarded a doctorate by the University of Wales for his work in research and a Fellowship of the College of Optometrists in acknowledgement of accomplishments and commitment to the profession.

For many years he was responsible for managing complex optical and medical eye problems in the optometry department and medical clinics at Bristol Eye Hospital. He has previously led university masters' degree courses for national and international students. Michael has published widely in educational and scientific journals, and regularly presents at conferences.