12.10pm - 1.10pm
IP | Seminar
IP journey from IP qualification to advanced practice

From IP zero to IP hero - A community practitioner’s IP journey from qualification to advanced practice - A community practitioner's IP journey from IP qualification to advanced practice: illustrated through case studies

CPD ref: C-102496

Description:This is a story about taking hold of your DipTp(IP) title and making it work for you to help take care of the eyes of your community. Qualification is only the beginning. Through a series of clinical cases, the presenter will take you through his IP highs and lows and how to gain the confidence to embed IP into day to day practice

Target audience: Optometrist, Specialty optometrist (AS/SP/IP)

Domains and learning outcomes
Clinical practice
s.5 Keep your knowledge and skills up to date
- Able to refer to appropriate resources to keep knowledge and skills up to date
s.6 Recognise, and work within, your limits of competence
- Understands how to work within the limits of competence from the entry point of IP qualification and how to safely build experience and confidence to grow the scope of practice
s.7 Conduct appropriate assessments, examinations, treatments and referrals
- Understands the appropriate investigation and management of a range of eye conditions that require IP intervention
Specialty CPD - AS/SP/IP optometrist
- Understand how to use evidence based protocols and guidance to build experience and gain confidence in managing eye conditions requiring IP management


Kevin Liu MOptom MCOptom DipTp(IP) Prof Cert Glauc Prof Cert Med Ret Prof Cert LV

Kevin is a Primary Care IP Optometrist and Director of Specsavers Altrincham, Sale and Urmston. His daily role is dedicated to CUES provision for his 3 practices. He also holds Professional Certificates in glaucoma, medical retina and low vision which facilitates his involvement in other specialist community services. Kevin has a strong educational background and has previously held roles as a Secondary School Teacher, Lecturer in Optometry at University of Manchester and Head of Optometry Development for Specsavers. He also works as a WOPEC lead assessor, College assessor, examiner, facilitator and Optometry development consultant.