Kindly sponsored by Haag-Streit UK
BIOS Manager’s Forum/Leads of Orthoptic Service UK & Ireland (LOOP)
0930 – 1630, 17th October 2014, Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham
Open to heads, managers and deputies
NHS Change - Who are the new players in commissioning and provision of orthoptic services?
0930 – 1000 Registration and coffee
1000 – 1045 Opening and welcome, Julie Cartledge, Interim LOOP Lead with presentations from all member countries (England, Scotland, Northern Ireland/ROI and Wales) - - Julie Cartledge, Gladys Henderson, Patricia Dolan and Yvonne Millward (10 mins each)
1045 – 1115 BIOS & BOSTU update, Rowena McNamara, Chair BIOS & BOSTU
1115 – 1130 Snomed and Informatics, Joy White, BIOS NAHPIST Lead and Southern Branch Chair – What do you need to know? What is your organisation doing about this area?
1130 – 1145 Coffee break
1145 - 1300 NHS England Local Eye Health Network (LEHN) Update, Sonia MacDiarmid, with LEHN Chairs from East Anglia and Leics/Lincs (tbc) talk about the commissioning challenge and how the forum is progressing.
1300 – 1345 Lunch and networking
1345 – 1430 Safe staffing levels and interactive session, Lesley-Anne Baxter, Outgoing Chair, BIOS & BOSTU
1430 – 1445 Patient Stories, Alison Stanley, Vice Chair, BIOS & BOSTU – what are powerful examples for the people orthoptists need to reach?
1445 – 1545 Workshops:
- · Realigning services - Debbie Podmore
- · Loss of Low Vision Services - Yvonne Millward
- · SeeAbility (or other voluntary organisations) as Service Provider - Rowena McNamara / Lesley-Anne Baxter
(Tea provided at 1515 during workshop discussion)
1545 – 1600 Feedback from workshops, shared learnings and action points
1600 - 1625 Open forum - What do you want from the LOOP group going forward? For 2015?
1625 – 1630 Closing remarks, Rowena McNamara
Cost (including lunch and refreshments) £50 members & £120 non-members (payable by card online); please indicate any dietary requirements or access issues when registering.
The price includes refreshments and lunch on the day, but EXCLUDES overnight accommodation or travel costs. Cancellations maybe made up to two weeks before the event (3rd October); if you discover that you cannot attend after that time, you may send another similar delegate in your place .
Enquiries to Anita McCallum: firstname.lastname@example.org