2 March 2023

Join the Clinical Management Guidelines review group

We are looking for an IP qualified hospital optometrist and ophthalmic pharmacist to join our Clinical Management Guidelines (CMGs) review group to ensure that they are up-to-date, evidence based and accessible.

This is a voluntary role and not a paid position, with a typical time commitment of 1-3 hours per month.

The CMGs set out the evidence to inform clinical practice and support clinical decision making for a wide range of common and rare eye conditions for all optometrists. They are also of value to all primary eye care providers including nurses, pharmacists and GPs.

The group’s main function is to review the CMGs but it also provides input to some of the College’s policies, guidance, and patient resources. 

Those interested in this role should fulfil the membership requirements set out in sections two and three of the Terms of Reference. All applications will be assessed based upon these criteria; and if there is more than one suitable volunteer for each role, a name will be chosen randomly from the field.

Please send an email stating how you meet the membership criteria along with your CV to Dr Paramdeep Bilkhu MCOptom DipTp(IP) at policy@college-optometrists.org.

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Which elements are key to the process of shared decision-making between clinician and patient? Georgina Wintersgill reports.