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East Midlands member CET event

  • Member CET event


6pm – 9.30pm, 13 November 2018 Add to calendar


The Derbyshire Hotel, Carter Lane East
South Normanton
DE55 2EH

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Your next free member CET event in the East Midlands region will take place in Derby on Tuesday 13 November from 6pm.

The evening will consist of an interactive lecture followed by a peer review.

Lecture: 1 interactive CET point

Peer review: 3 interactive CET points 

Expected timings for the evening

6.00pm Registration - buffet and networking

This is an opportunity to have something to eat whilst networking with fellow attendees and exhibitors. We encourage you to arrive by 6pm to allow yourself plenty of time to park, register and have a bite to eat.                           

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6.40pm Welcome

A College representative will give you an update on the College's current activities. 

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7pm lecture by Wendy Newsom

'Day to day decision making with diabetic retinopathy' 

This interactive talk will cover an outline of the national diabetic eye screening programme in England, including the latest service standards, how images are graded, referral criteria and options for treatment of diabetic retinopathy.
The features of diabetic retinopathy will be described along with responsibilities of the optometrist during a routine sight test.
Then, cases will be presented and explored interactively with multiple choice options for voting by attendees using individual voting pad technology.

Competencies covered: Standards of practice and Ocular disease

Target group: Optometrist

Learning objectives: 

  • To keep your knowledge of diabetic retinopathy screening up to date 
  • To be able to identify when you need to refer a patient with diabetic retinopathy, in the interests of the patient's health and safety, and make appropriate referrals
  • To be able to understand the risk factors for development of diabetic retinopathy 
  • To recognise, evaluate and manage diabetic eye disease and refer accordingly 

Wendy Newsom MCOptom

Independent Optometrist
Andrew Jelley Opticians, Bromyard, Herefordshire


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8.00pm Refreshments and networking

This is an opportunity to have some tea / coffee and speak further with fellow attendees and exhibitors. 

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8.20pm Peer review

Delegates are asked to bring their own anonymised case from their own practice. The case should be something that they have found challenging or interesting. 

Learning objectives: 

  • To be able 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 update and improve working knowledge of the College of Optometrist’s Guidance for professional practice and local protocols, demonstrating an ability to investigate and manage according to a patient’s signs and symptoms
  • To be aware of your obligations regarding patient safety and know how to raise concerns 

Competencies covered: Communication, Standards of practice and Ocular disease 

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Although the event is free of charge to College members, it is vital that you register in advance.

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

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Venue and travel details

Parking is available on site and is free of charge. 

If you are arriving by train, Alfreton is the nearest station.