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Upcoming events

    • 25 April 2014
    • 9:45 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Common Room, Warrington Hospital, Lovely Lane
    • 9
    BIOS - Building a Dream Team in Orthoptics

    FREE WORKSHOP FOR ALL BIOS MEMBERS

    25th April 2014 0930 - 1600

    Confirmed local speaker David Knowles, Chair of the Local Eye Health Network, Cheshire, who will talk about the work of this group and how LEHNs are at the centre of leading the development and redesign of services with patients at the heart of the work.

    Other parts of the programme

    Themes the profession needs to tackle in 2014:

    • Changes to healthcare systems and bringing on talent from within the profession/departments
    • Creating opportunities for communication and to raise concerns
    • Dignity at work – follow up to e-learning module
    • Taking action locally and regionally to ensure sustainable Orthoptic services
    (Members from any branch can attend any session - further sessions will run throughout April and May).

    Who are the sessions for? - all BIOS and BOSTU members can attend all of the session (particularly relevant for heads, deputies and orthoptists with a personal development plan to become a team leader for morning session and ALL for afternoon)

    MORNING 10am – 1pm

    Introduction and scene-setting

    • Why the workshops this year? Why team building & leadership is important at all levels. What does this mean in practice and who is responsible for demonstrating it?
    • What the BIOS membership survey tells us this year – your feedback to us about face to face workshops

    What’s going to have an impact on Orthoptics and Orthoptists this year?

    • Who is buying and planning Orthoptic services in your region/country? How can you get more involved?
    • Setting the scene - NHS update, Systems, Themes – Better Care Fund + Everyone Counts: Putting the Patient First, Opportunities & Threats (BIOS Chair/Chair Designate)
    • Regional/Country update - including relevant local networks LPN, LEHN, LETB, AHP groups in NI and Scotland etc- (Branch Chair/Secretary)
    • External/invited speaker- relevant to each local area – LEHN Chair/AHP Lead/CCG member

    How we are leading innovation and development

    • Professional update - extended roles, advanced practitioner, theatre assistants, single handed glaucoma, BIOS Innovation projects, outcomes and value-based measures (LAB/AMc)
    • Service delivery changes - move to community based services, telehealth projects and private providers e.g. i-Van Glaucoma Services, New Medica (LAB/AMc + local examples from local Chair Committee/ Innovation fund winners) 
    Your department -  succession planning, new graduate career planning, NHS Leadership Framework , current best practice leadership (LAB/AMc)

    Action planning
    – what your next actions should be to engage with key influencers in your system – inside and outside of your workplace.

      AFTERNOON 2pm – 4pm

      Creating opportunities for communication and for raising concerns

      • Why this is a key issue – consequences of ignoring good communication practice
      • Team meetings, one to one sessions and being aware of issues
      • What our BIOS survey told is happening in Orthoptic Departments from 270 members

      Following up on e-learning – Dignity at Work

      • Dignity at Work – key messages and reinforcement of messages
      • What BOSTU members said locally
      • Local BOSTU members talk about their own situation

      Action planning – what can all types of Orthoptic staff learn from this module (managers, deputies, reps, team members, assistants etc) and add to their CPD and day to day working relations?

          The course will be run by the local BIOS Branch Chair, Veronica Greenwood, Lesley-Anne Baxter, Chair, BIOS & BOSTU, Rowena McNamara, BIOS & BOSTU Chair Designate and Anita McCallum, BIOS & BOSTU Business Manager. All are experienced trainers and facilitators and run courses for training providers such as NHS Employers and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Lesley-Anne was non-medical clinical lead for ophthalmology in a department of 68 people and has been BIOS Chair for the past 4 years. Rowena works at three Trusts in England and is a Department Head with a special interest in education. Anita is a Fellow of the CMI, works for the NHS as an interim and was a non-executive director at an Acute Trust.

          Venue: Warrington Hospital, Common Room

          Free to BIOS members/others £45

          Buffet lunch & refreshments included

          Delegates: max. 35


          Please register to attend. And indicate any dietary or access requirements. Cancellations maybe made up to two weeks before the event, if you discover that you cannot attend after that time, you may send another similar delegate in your place.
          • 26 April 2014
          • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
          • Lecture Theatre, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Lindley, Huddersfield, HD3 3EA
          • 21

          Northern Branch AGM & Clinical Meeting

          26th April 2014, Lecture Theatre, Huddersfield Royal Infirmary

          Starts 1.15pm


          The Northern Branch AGM and Spring Clinical meeting will be held in Huddersfield on Saturday 26th April.

          The AGM begins at 1.15pm and the Clinical meeting begins at 2.15pm.

          The speakers for the clinical meeting include:
          • Sonia MacDiarmid, Orthoptist - Atropine Occlusion.
          • Kate Witkiss, Orthoptist - Orthoptic Led Low Vision Services.
          • Dr Suzanne Hodge - Impact of Low Vision.
          • John Sanders - The Nystagmus Network.
          • (More to be confirmed)

          Please note that only BIOS Members are permitted to attend the AGM, non-members can attend the Clinical Meeting only.

          Please be sure to indicate any access requirements when booking.

          Lunch is not provided at this event.

          • 29 April 2014
          • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
          • Post Graduation Education Centre, Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey

          The Study Day has two programmes: Glaucoma and Retinal Disease. When you register, you must choose one event for each time slot. You may swap between programmes through the day if you wish.

          The event is kindly sponsored by Haag-Streit UK, Heidelberg and Spectrum Thea and we are delighted that with their support we are able to make this a free event for BIOS members.

          09:00 Registration - all
          09:15 Current Treatments in Glaucoma
          Mr Kersey
          Wet Lab IVT Taster
          - restricted to those who plan to start this soon
          (20 places only - first come, first serve)
          10:00 Orthoptic-led YAG PI
          Shazia Hussain
          10:30 Gonioscopy Pearls
          Gus Gazzard
          11:00 Tea & coffee - all
          11:15 OCT talk
          speaker TBC
          12:00 Glaucoma VF Workshop
          Prof Wild
          sponsor: Zeiss
          FFA talk
          Mr Nair
          12:30 Current treatments in AMD
          Mrs Chandran
          13:00 Lunch - all
          14:00 Slit Lamp & Gonioscopy Workshop
          Mr Kersey
          sponsor: Haag-Streit
          OCT Workshop
          Chris Mody
          sponsor: Heidelberg
          15:15 Tea & coffee - all
          15:30 OCT Workshop
          Chris Mody
          sponsor: Heidelberg
          Slit Lamps Workshop
          Mr Poole
          sponsor: Haag-Streit
          16:15 Disc Assessment Workshop
          Mr Kersey
          Diabetic Grading Workshop
          speaker TBC
          17:00 Close
          • 02 May 2014
          • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
          • Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny
          • 18
          BIOS - Building a Dream Team in Orthoptics

          FREE WORKSHOP FOR ALL BIOS MEMBERS

          2nd May 2014 1000- 1600


          Themes the profession needs to tackle in 2014:

          • Changes to healthcare systems and bringing on talent from within the profession/departments
          • Creating opportunities for communication and to raise concerns
          • Dignity at work – follow up to e-learning module
          • Taking action locally and regionally to ensure sustainable Orthoptic services
          (Members from any branch can attend any session - further sessions will run throughout April and May).

          Who are the sessions for? - all BIOS and BOSTU members can attend all of the session (particularly relevant for heads, deputies and orthoptists with a personal development plan to become a team leader for morning session and ALL for afternoon)

          MORNING 10am – 1pm

          Introduction and scene-setting

          • Why the workshops this year? Why team building & leadership is important at all levels. What does this mean in practice and who is responsible for demonstrating it?
          • What the BIOS membership survey tells us this year – your feedback to us about face to face workshops

          What’s going to have an impact on Orthoptics and Orthoptists this year?

          • Who is buying and planning Orthoptic services in your region/country? How can you get more involved?
          • Setting the scene - NHS update, Systems, Themes – Better Care Fund + Everyone Counts: Putting the Patient First, Opportunities & Threats (BIOS Chair/Chair Designate)
          • Regional/Country update - including relevant local networks LPN, LEHN, LETB, AHP groups in NI and Scotland etc- (Branch Chair/Secretary)
          • External/invited speaker- relevant to each local area – LEHN Chair/AHP Lead/CCG member

          How we are leading innovation and development

          • Professional update - extended roles, advanced practitioner, theatre assistants, single handed glaucoma, BIOS Innovation projects, outcomes and value-based measures (LAB/AMc)
          • Service delivery changes - move to community based services, telehealth projects and private providers e.g. i-Van Glaucoma Services, New Medica (LAB/AMc + local examples from local Chair Committee/ Innovation fund winners) 
          Your department -  succession planning, new graduate career planning, NHS Leadership Framework , current best practice leadership (LAB/AMc)

          Action planning
          – what your next actions should be to engage with key influencers in your system – inside and outside of your workplace.

            AFTERNOON 2pm – 4pm

            Creating opportunities for communication and for raising concerns

            • Why this is a key issue – consequences of ignoring good communication practice
            • Team meetings, one to one sessions and being aware of issues
            • What our BIOS survey told is happening in Orthoptic Departments from 270 members

            Following up on e-learning – Dignity at Work

            • Dignity at Work – key messages and reinforcement of messages
            • What BOSTU members said locally
            • Local BOSTU members talk about their own situation

            Action planning – what can all types of Orthoptic staff learn from this module (managers, deputies, reps, team members, assistants etc) and add to their CPD and day to day working relations?

                The course will be run by the local BIOS Branch Chair, Sarah Shea, Lesley-Anne Baxter, Chair, BIOS & BOSTU, Rowena McNamara, BIOS & BOSTU Chair Designate and Anita McCallum, BIOS & BOSTU Business Manager. All are experienced trainers and facilitators and run courses for training providers such as NHS Employers and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Lesley-Anne was non-medical clinical lead for ophthalmology in a department of 68 people and has been BIOS Chair for the past 4 years. Rowena works at three Trusts in England and is a Department Head with a special interest in education. Anita is a Fellow of the CMI, works for the NHS as an interim and was a non-executive director at an Acute Trust.

                Venue: Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny

                Free to BIOS members/others £45

                Buffet lunch & refreshments included

                Delegates: max. 35


                Please register to attend. And indicate any dietary or access requirements. Cancellations maybe made up to two weeks before the event, if you discover that you cannot attend after that time, you may send another similar delegate in your place.
                • 08 May 2014
                • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
                • Trust Education Centre, Royal Berkshire Hospital, London Road, Reading RG1 5AN
                • 19

                Southern Branch - In service Training Day and AGM

                8th May 2014


                image of hospital

                Venue: Trust Education Centre, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading RG1 5AN

                Cost: £10 (BIOS members)/£35 (non-members who must leave during AGM and any Branch business)

                Southern Branch members are entitled to attend the AGM only at no cost.

                Programme South Central In Service Training Day.doc

                Includes clinical programme and AGM

                0930 - 1000 Coffee and registration

                Lunch (not provided but outlets available at hospital site)

                1500 Tea

                1600 Close

                Local organiser: Jane Tapley mailto:Jane.Tapley@royalberkshire.nhs.uk

                Please indicate any access requirements when registering

                • 09 May 2014
                • 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
                • Sandford Education Centre Cheltenham General Hospital Keynsham Road Cheltenham GL53 7PX
                • 21
                Southwest Orthoptic in Service Training Day

                Hosted by Gloucestershire Orthoptic Service


                Friday 9th May 2014


                9:30-16:00

                Sandford Education Centre

                Cheltenham General Hospital

                Keynsham Road
                Cheltenham
                GL53 7PX

                 

                Draft Programme


                9:30 -10:00

                Registration (tea & coffee provided)

                 

                10:00-11:00

                 Orthoptics in the Electronic Age

                Aaron Dawkins – (Professional Lead for Orthoptics)

                 

                11:00-11:20

                Orthoptic Uveitis Screening Clinic

                Catherine Billington – (Specialist Orthoptist)

                 

                11:20-11:40

                Break

                 

                11:40-12:10

                Gloucestershire School Vision Screening

                Rebecca Hunn (Specialist Orthoptist)

                 

                12:10 – 12:40

                BIOS Business Meeting

                 

                12:40-13:30

                Lunch (finger buffet provided)

                 

                13:30 – 14:00

                Paediatric Low Vision Aid Assessments

                Sue Carter – (Senior Optometrist)

                 

                14:00 – 15:00

                Case Presentations

                 

                15:00 – 16:00

                Botulinum Toxin Injections – A practical demonstration

                Mr John Ferris – (Consultant Ophthalmologist)


                Delegates are invited to present cases on the day. Please contact Aaron Dawkins if you would like to present.

                Local organiser: Aaron Dawkins mailto:Aaron.Dawkins@glos.nhs.uk

                Travel & parking

                Please see: http://www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk/en/Patients-and-Visitors/Travel-and-Parking/Maps/  For details RE: hospital maps and parking facilities

                Parking - Please note there is no parking available at Sandford Education Centre. Pay and Display parking is available at Sandford Lido car park opposite the Education Centre.


                Please indicate any dietary or access requirements when regsitering

                • 09 May 2014
                • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
                • Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Burlington Arcade, 126 New St, Birmingham B2 4JQ
                • 9
                BIOS Heads SIG Meeting
                Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Burlington Arcade, 126 New St, Birmingham B2 4JQ


                Image

                Inaugural Special Interest Group Meeting for Heads of Departments/Managers in all BIOS Branches in UK & I - Free to BIOS members

                Draft Agenda

                1000 - 1030 Registration/tea coffee
                1030    Main meeting starts
                1130 - 1145 Coffee break
                1300 - 1345 LUNCH
                1500 - 1515 Tea break
                1600   End
                • Your feedback to BIOS - results from SurveyMonkey of Heads
                • Organisation of the Special Interest Group - election of Lead for the Group and a Steering Group
                • NHS Update - strategic issues affecting Departments and Hospitals in England, Scotland, Wales, NI and ROI
                • NHS Networks and Eye Commissioners/Buyers - updates on their importance and activity
                • Professional items - developments and updates
                • Local stories of radical changes to services from Heads to debate and discuss - specialist centres and loss of general hospital eye services
                • Discussion of agenda for October Forum
                • AOB

                Please register to attend and indicate any dietary or access requirements, Lunch and refreshments will be provided

                Please send any agenda items by April 30th to
                mailto:bios@orthoptics.org.uk
                • 23 May 2014
                • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
                • Whipps Cross Hospital, London
                • 21

                Travel information Whipps X travel.pdf

                4th Annual Whipps Cross University Hospital, Paediatric & Strabismus Study Day

                Friday 23rd May 2014

                 

                4th Annual Whipps Cross University Hospital

                Paediatric & Strabismus Study Day

                Friday 23rd May 2014

                 

                9.00 am - Registration & tea/coffee break

                 

                9.20am – Topic TBC

                Mr Adam Bates Consultant Ophthalmologist

                Maidstone Hospital

                 

                10.00am - Retinoblastoma

                Mr Ashwin Reddy Consultant Ophthalmologist

                 Royal London Hospital & Moorfields Eye Hospital

                 

                10.40am - Topic TBC

                Mr Ian Subak-Sharpe Consultant Ophthalmologist

                Whipps Cross University Hospital

                 

                11.20am - Tea/coffee break

                 

                11.40 am – Squintclinic.com

                Aaron Dawkins Professional Lead for Orthoptics

                Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

                 

                12.10 Short case presentations

                 

                1pm - Lunch (in Medical Education Centre) sponsored by Spectrum Thea

                 

                2pm - Drug Rep talk by Maggi Collings, Spectrum Thea

                 

                2.15pm – Cerebral Visual Impairment Workshop

                Dr Anna O’Connor

                University of Liverpool

                 

                3.15pm – Topic TBC

                James Acheson, Joint Consultant Neuro-ophthalmologist

                at National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

                & Moorfields Eye Hospital

                 

                3.45pm- tea/coffee break


                4.00pm Retinopathy of Prematurity

                Clare Wilson, Paediatric Ophthalmology Fellow

                Great Ormond Street Hospital

                 

                4.30pm Questions

                 

                4.50pm Refreshments and close

                 

                 

                 

                Book early to avoid disappointment!


                This event is free to members. Please indicate any dietary or acess requirements when booking

                • 03 June 2014
                • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
                • Bristol Dental Hospital, Lower Maudlin Street, Bristol BS1 2LY
                • 13
                BIOS - Building a Dream Team in Orthoptics

                FREE WORKSHOP FOR ALL BIOS MEMBERS

                3rd June 2014 1000- 1600

                Directions:

                To reach the lecture theatre: Go into the main entrance and walk straight down the corridor to the back of the hospital.  The Chapter House which holds the Lecture Theatre is directly opposite across the access yard.  The Lecture Theatre is on the Ground Floor. 

                Themes the profession needs to tackle in 2014:

                • Changes to healthcare systems and bringing on talent from within the profession/departments
                • Creating opportunities for communication and to raise concerns
                • Dignity at work – follow up to e-learning module
                • Taking action locally and regionally to ensure sustainable Orthoptic services
                (Members from any branch can attend any session - further sessions will run throughout April, May & June).

                Who are the sessions for? - all BIOS and BOSTU members can attend all of the session (particularly relevant for heads, deputies and orthoptists with a personal development plan to become a team leader for morning session and ALL for afternoon)

                MORNING 10am – 1pm

                Introduction and scene-setting

                • Why the workshops this year? Why team building & leadership is important at all levels. What does this mean in practice and who is responsible for demonstrating it?
                • What the BIOS membership survey tells us this year – your feedback to us about face to face workshops

                What’s going to have an impact on Orthoptics and Orthoptists this year?

                • Who is buying and planning Orthoptic services in your region/country? How can you get more involved?
                • Setting the scene - NHS update, Systems, Themes – Better Care Fund + Everyone Counts: Putting the Patient First, Opportunities & Threats (BIOS Chair/Chair Designate)
                • Regional/Country update - including relevant local networks in Scotland (Branch Chair/Secretary to update)
                • External/invited speaker- relevant to NHS England

                How we are leading innovation and development

                • Professional update - extended roles, advanced practitioner, theatre assistants, single handed glaucoma, BIOS Innovation projects, outcomes and value-based measures
                • Service delivery changes - move to community based services, telehealth projects and private providers
                Your department -  succession planning, new graduate career planning, NHS Leadership Framework , current best practice leadership

                Action planning
                – what your next actions should be to engage with key influencers in your system – inside and outside of your workplace.

                  AFTERNOON 2pm – 4pm

                  Creating opportunities for communication and for raising concerns

                  • Why this is a key issue – consequences of ignoring good communication practice
                  • Team meetings, one to one sessions and being aware of issues
                  • What our BIOS survey told is happening in Orthoptic Departments from 270 members

                  Following up on e-learning – Dignity at Work

                  • Dignity at Work – key messages and reinforcement of messages
                  • What BOSTU members said locally
                  • Local BOSTU members talk about their own situation

                  Action planning – what can all types of Orthoptic staff learn from this module (managers, deputies, reps, team members, assistants etc) and add to their CPD and day to day working relations?

                      Free to BIOS members/others £45

                      Buffet lunch & refreshments included

                      Delegates: max. 35


                      Please register to attend. And indicate any dietary or access requirements. Cancellations maybe made up to two weeks before the event, if you discover that you cannot attend after that time, you may send another similar delegate in your place.
                      • 06 June 2014
                      • 1:30 PM - 7:30 PM
                      • Grocers Hall, Prince's St, London EC2R 8AD
                      • 48
                      BIOS AGM & BOSTU AGM incorporating the BIOS 2014 Awards


                      Location: Grocers Hall, Prince's St, London EC2R 8AD




                      Open to all BIOS members (no charge and free refreshments - and drinks reception after awards ceremony)
                      .

                      Notice is given that the AGM for 2014 will be held on this day.

                      1330 -1400  Arrival Refreshments

                      1400-1515   AGM (BIOS & BOSTU)

                      1515 -1530 Tea/coffee break

                      1530 - 1700 Clinical Programme

                      Public Health & Rehabilitation Services

                      • Linda Hindle, Lead Allied Health Professional for Public Health England.  This post has responsibility for increasing the contribution of the 12 Allied Health Professions to improve public health across England, as well as supporting the national prevention programmes co-ordinated by Public Health England.
                      • Lindsey Hughes (Past Vice Chair of BIOS), seconded to NHS England as Rehabilitation Engagement Project Manager She is leading stakeholder engagement for improving rehabilitation services and will report back to you on how this went

                      Oculoplastics & Orthoptics

                      • Miss Julia Sen MRCOphth FRCS Ed (Ophth)-  "Oculoplastics and Orthoptics"

                        Julia is the oculoplastics consultant, and the Worcestershire countywide surgeon for ocular prosthetics at Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust . She particularly works with periocular tumours and practices the Mohs technique in high risk or recurrent basal cell carcinoma in order to ensure complete removal of the tumour prior to reconstruction of the subsequent defect working as part of the multidisciplinary skin cancer team to deliver the best possible patient outcomes. She will describe the Mohs technique, reconstructive techniques, and also discuss orthoptic and other adverse consequences of tumour recurrence.

                      1700 - 1715  Break

                      1715 - 1930  Awards Ceremony followed by drinks and canape reception

                      Resources:

                      Minutes from 2013 AGM AGM 2013 Minutes_FINAL.pdf

                      Annual Report 2012 ANNUAL REPORT _ V2.pdf

                      Slides AGM 2013 & Awards 2013 AGM_AWARDS SLIDES 150613.pdf

                      Accounts and annual report 2013 - to follow


                      Please register for the event - refreshments will be provided. Please indicate any access or dietary requirements when registering.



                      • 13 June 2014
                      • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
                      • St John's Hospital, Livingstone, Edinburgh
                      • 26
                      BIOS - Building a Dream Team in Orthoptics

                      FREE WORKSHOP FOR ALL BIOS MEMBERS

                      13th June 2014 1000- 1600


                      Themes the profession needs to tackle in 2014:

                      • Changes to healthcare systems and bringing on talent from within the profession/departments
                      • Creating opportunities for communication and to raise concerns
                      • Dignity at work – follow up to e-learning module
                      • Taking action locally and regionally to ensure sustainable Orthoptic services
                      (Members from any branch can attend any session - further sessions will run throughout April and May).

                      Who are the sessions for? - all BIOS and BOSTU members can attend all of the session (particularly relevant for heads, deputies and orthoptists with a personal development plan to become a team leader for morning session and ALL for afternoon)

                      MORNING 10am – 1pm

                      Introduction and scene-setting

                      • Why the workshops this year? Why team building & leadership is important at all levels. What does this mean in practice and who is responsible for demonstrating it?
                      • What the BIOS membership survey tells us this year – your feedback to us about face to face workshops

                      What’s going to have an impact on Orthoptics and Orthoptists this year?

                      • Who is buying and planning Orthoptic services in your region/country? How can you get more involved?
                      • Setting the scene - NHS update, Systems, Themes – Better Care Fund + Everyone Counts: Putting the Patient First, Opportunities & Threats (BIOS Chair/Chair Designate)
                      • Regional/Country update - including relevant local networks in Scotland (Branch Chair/Secretary to update)
                      • External/invited speaker- relevant to Scotland NHS

                      How we are leading innovation and development

                      • Professional update - extended roles, advanced practitioner, theatre assistants, single handed glaucoma, BIOS Innovation projects, outcomes and value-based measures (LAB/AMc)
                      • Service delivery changes - move to community based services, telehealth projects and private providers e.g. i-Van Glaucoma Services, New Medica (LAB/AMc + local examples from local Chair Committee/ Innovation fund winners) 
                      Your department -  succession planning, new graduate career planning, NHS Leadership Framework , current best practice leadership (LAB/AMc)

                      Action planning
                      – what your next actions should be to engage with key influencers in your system – inside and outside of your workplace.

                        AFTERNOON 2pm – 4pm

                        Creating opportunities for communication and for raising concerns

                        • Why this is a key issue – consequences of ignoring good communication practice
                        • Team meetings, one to one sessions and being aware of issues
                        • What our BIOS survey told is happening in Orthoptic Departments from 270 members

                        Following up on e-learning – Dignity at Work

                        • Dignity at Work – key messages and reinforcement of messages
                        • What BOSTU members said locally
                        • Local BOSTU members talk about their own situation

                        Action planning – what can all types of Orthoptic staff learn from this module (managers, deputies, reps, team members, assistants etc) and add to their CPD and day to day working relations?

                            The course will be run by the local BIOS Branch Chair & Secretary, Lesley-Anne Baxter, Chair, BIOS & BOSTU, Rowena McNamara, BIOS & BOSTU Chair Designate and Anita McCallum, BIOS & BOSTU Business Manager. All are experienced trainers and facilitators and run courses for training providers such as NHS Employers and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Lesley-Anne was non-medical clinical lead for ophthalmology in a department of 68 people and has been BIOS Chair for the past 4 years. Rowena works at three Trusts in England and is a Department Head with a special interest in education. Anita is a Fellow of the CMI, works for the NHS as an interim and was a non-executive director at an Acute Trust.

                            Venue: St John's Hospital, Livingstone, Edinburgh

                            Free to BIOS members/others £45

                            Buffet lunch & refreshments included

                            Delegates: max. 35


                            Please register to attend. And indicate any dietary or access requirements. Cancellations maybe made up to two weeks before the event, if you discover that you cannot attend after that time, you may send another similar delegate in your place.
                            • 20 June 2014
                            • 9:15 AM - 4:30 PM
                            • Undergraduate Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL
                            • 82

                            The Special Educational Needs (SEN) Special Interest Group(SIG)

                             

                            Third Annual Clinical Day

                            Undergraduate Centre,

                            Manchester Royal Infirmary

                            Central Manchester University Hospitals Friday 20th June 2014

                             

                            Programme

                            9.15  Registration and coffee 

                            9.45   Malek Karas, SeeAbility

                            10.10 Professor Gordon Dutton 

                            11.15  Break for tea/coffee

                            11.30  Professor Gordon Dutton

                             12.30 to 1.15  Lunch

                            1.30 Professor Gordon Dutton

                            2.30 Catherine Saunders 

                            3.15 Lesley Anne Baxter and Linda Hindle

                             

                            A short Business Meeting will be Held for members of the BIOS SEN SIG at 8.45 am

                            The price includes refreshments and is £25 for BIOS members and £50 for all others.

                            Please register and pay online, indicating any special dietary and access requirements.

                            More details are available from Annette Dillon or Pam Bowen.

                            • 01 July 2014
                            • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
                            • Western Eye Hospital, London
                            • 30
                            BIOS - Building a Dream Team in Orthoptics

                            FREE WORKSHOP FOR ALL BIOS MEMBERS

                            1st July 2014 1000- 1600


                            Themes the profession needs to tackle in 2014:

                            • Changes to healthcare systems and bringing on talent from within the profession/departments
                            • Creating opportunities for communication and to raise concerns
                            • Dignity at work – follow up to e-learning module
                            • Taking action locally and regionally to ensure sustainable Orthoptic services
                            Members from any branch can attend any session.

                            Who are the sessions for? - all BIOS and BOSTU members can attend all of the session (particularly relevant for heads, deputies and orthoptists with a personal development plan to become a team leader for morning session and ALL for afternoon)

                            MORNING 10am – 1pm

                            Introduction and scene-setting

                            • Why the workshops this year? Why team building & leadership is important at all levels. What does this mean in practice and who is responsible for demonstrating it?
                            • What the BIOS membership survey tells us this year – your feedback to us about face to face workshops

                            What’s going to have an impact on Orthoptics and Orthoptists this year?

                            • Who is buying and planning Orthoptic services in your region/country? How can you get more involved?
                            • Setting the scene - NHS update, Systems, Themes – Better Care Fund + Everyone Counts: Putting the Patient First, Opportunities & Threats (BIOS Chair/Chair Designate)
                            • Regional/Country update - including relevant local networks 
                            • External/invited speaker- relevant to NHS England

                            How we are leading innovation and development

                            • Professional update - extended roles, advanced practitioner, theatre assistants, single handed glaucoma, BIOS Innovation projects, outcomes and value-based measures (LAB/AMc)
                            • Service delivery changes - move to community based services, telehealth projects and private providers e.g. i-Van Glaucoma Services, New Medica (LAB/AMc + local examples from local Chair Committee/ Innovation fund winners) 
                            Your department -  succession planning, new graduate career planning, NHS Leadership Framework , current best practice leadership

                            Action planning
                            – what your next actions should be to engage with key influencers in your system – inside and outside of your workplace.

                              AFTERNOON 2pm – 4pm

                              Creating opportunities for communication and for raising concerns

                              • Why this is a key issue – consequences of ignoring good communication practice
                              • Team meetings, one to one sessions and being aware of issues
                              • What our BIOS survey told is happening in Orthoptic Departments from 270 members

                              Following up on e-learning – Dignity at Work

                              • Dignity at Work – key messages and reinforcement of messages
                              • What BOSTU members said locally
                              • Local BOSTU members talk about their own situation

                              Action planning – what can all types of Orthoptic staff learn from this module (managers, deputies, reps, team members, assistants etc) and add to their CPD and day to day working relations?

                                  The course will be run by the local BIOS Branch Chair & Secretary, Lesley-Anne Baxter, Chair, BIOS & BOSTU, Rowena McNamara, BIOS & BOSTU Chair Designate and Anita McCallum, BIOS & BOSTU Business Manager. All are experienced trainers and facilitators and run courses for training providers such as NHS Employers and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Lesley-Anne was non-medical clinical lead for ophthalmology in a department of 68 people and has been BIOS Chair for the past 4 years. Rowena works at three Trusts in England and is a Department Head with a special interest in education. Anita is a Fellow of the CMI, works for the NHS as an interim and was a non-executive director at an Acute Trust.

                                  Free to BIOS members/others £45

                                  Buffet lunch & refreshments included

                                  Delegates: max. 35


                                  Please register to attend. And indicate any dietary or access requirements. Cancellations maybe made up to two weeks before the event, if you discover that you cannot attend after that time, you may send another similar delegate in your place.
                                  • 03 July 2014
                                  • 9:30 AM
                                  • 04 July 2014
                                  • 4:30 PM
                                  • Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, 162 City Road London, EC1V 2PD
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                                  The course is designed for Orthoptists who are keen to participate in the tuition of undergraduate Orthoptists.

                                  NEW COURSE OUTLINE (tbc)

                                  The course is held over two days. Lunch, tea and coffee will be provided as part of the course package on both days.

                                  Course Tutors:

                                  Chris Timms, Head Orthoptist, Moorfields

                                  Kelly MacKenzie, Research Orthoptist, Moorfields

                                  Course Fee:

                                  £230.00 BIOS Members;

                                  £350.00 non BIOS-members (Fees must be paid in advance of attendance).

                                  Cancellation policy

                                  Delegates cancelling may:

                                  • Substitute a suitably-qualified colleague (please give at least one week's notice before commencement of the course).
                                  • Receive a full refund if cancelling on or before 26th June 2014
                                  or they will be liable to:

                                  Pay 100% of the fee if notice is given on or after 26th June 2014


                                  • 20 August 2014
                                  • 10:00 AM
                                  • 21 August 2014
                                  • 4:30 PM
                                  • Glasgow Caledonian University, Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow G4 0BA
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                                  BIOS Scientific Conference 2014

                                  Glasgow Caledonian University, 20/21 August



                                  We are delighted to announce that the venue for the Scientific Conference 2014 is Glasgow Caledonian University.

                                  Fuller programme Glasgow Programme_in brief 010414.pdf

                                  Speakers include
                                  • Dr Paul Cauchi, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Gartnavel Hospital, Glasgow - Thyroid Eye Disease
                                  • Dr Graeme Williams, Consultant Ophthalmologist, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde - Ocular Myasthenia
                                  • Prof Anita Simmers - Visual Function in Amblyopia

                                  Day 1 - Afternoon sessions - Workstreams - choice of three options:
                                  • 1.  SLD SIG - Led by Janice Waterson-WIlson
                                  • 2.  Stroke SIG - Led by Claire Howard
                                  • 3.  Refraction - Led by Dr Graeme Kennedy

                                  Assistant session (open to non-members)

                                  Day 2 - Theme Vision Screening
                                  • Dr Iain Livingstone, Ophthalmologist, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow - Vision Screening
                                  • Alice McTrusty, Paediatric Visual Screener
                                  • Dr Katherine Oliver, Ortho K and its Role in Slowing Myopia Progression

                                  Introductory offer for Associate Members who are Technicians or Assistants - £50 per day or £75 both days

                                  PRICES
                                  • Standard 2-day conference fee £265 (BIOS member)/ £440 (non-BIOS member)
                                  • Standard 1-day conference fee £140 (BIOS member)/£235 (non-BIOS member)
                                  • B&B Accommodation per night £45
                                  • Sight-seeing walking tour £17.50
                                  • Gala Dinner £45 (BIOS member & non-members)

                                  Please note that cancellations for the event or elements of the event will not be accepted after 1st August in order to enable the organisers to resell your place.

                                  Social programme

                                  Tuesday 19th August - The social programme includes a 60-75 minute walking tour of Glasgow http://www.gsa.ac.uk/visit-gsa/city-walking-tours/visitor-feedback/. We then end the evening with an informal meal at a local restaurant (payable locally on the night) for those arriving on the evening of the 19th August (**please arrive by 530pm for a 6pm departure from campus). The talented walking guides reveal Glasgow's vibrant arts scene and bring architecture alive with the story of Mackintosh's Glasgow!

                                  On the night of Wednesday  20th August  there will be a gala dinner, with drinks reception, canapes and 2-course meal with wine, and entertainment  from the Kennedy Cupcakes http://www.kennedycupcakes.com/. Venue: House for an Art Lover

                                  Some of your feedback from last year -

                                  • Great idea to have an awards ceremony at the Gala Dinner and acknowledge work done by volunteers helping the Society.
                                  • Excellent conference - even the weather was good!
                                  • Enjoyed the SIG Group sessions and feel conference is a good time for discussion and feedback.
                                  • A really good meeting and great to see so many Orthoptists delivering the presentations

                                  Accommodation

                                  We are using the single ensuite accommodation available at Caledonian Court (£45 per night) which provides exceptional value for money, within walking distance of the conference venue and Glasgow City Centre. The flats are wired for the internet.

                                  There are many alternatives if you wish to spend more,  which can be booked separately by you if required.

                                  Glasgow City Marketing Bureau have kindly made available local offers which can be seen here http://conventions.seeglasgow.com/attending-a-conference/special-offers/

                                  and this guide http://conferenceuk.peoplemakeglasgow.com/

                                  Getting there

                                  By air - Glasgow Airport is situated approximately 10 miles to the west of the City Centre and the University - approximately 30 minutes by taxi. There is also a direct bus link from the airport  to Buchanan Street Bus Station, which is 200 yards from the University.

                                  Taxi discount via Glasgow Taxis - Delegates can pre book a taxi by calling +44 (0) 141 429 7070 and quoting the appropriate code:


                                  ·       Journeys from Glasgow International Airport to the Glasgow city centre – quote CM7

                                  ·     Journeys from Glasgow city centre to Glasgow International

                                  Airport – quote CM5

                                   

                                  Each journey will be £17, saving you 20% on the usual fare

                                  By road - The University is easily accessible from Junction 16 (Westbound) or Junctions 15 & 17 (Eastbound) of the M8 motorway. Although no parking is available on campus, there is ample space available at the nearby Buchanan Galleries car park.

                                  By rail - The campus is within easy walking distance of both Glasgow Queen Street Station (there is a direct rail link to Edinburgh from here) and Glasgow Central Station. For details of train times, visit the National Rail Enquiries Service.

                                  If you are a potential sponsor for the event, please go to this page.

                                  Splitting payment with your employer

                                  If your employer wishes to pay your registration fee direct, please let the BIOS office know (email bios@orthoptics.org.uk or call +44 (0)1353 66 55 41).  We will arrange for the registration part of your invoice to be split out and transferred onto your employer's account.* Once that has happened, your invoice will then be reissued to you in the lower amount.

                                  * Your employer may insist on issuing a purchase order to cover your registration: if so, it is your responsibility to start and follow up this process.

                                Past events

                                08 April 2014 BIOS Vision Screening SIG Meeting
                                04 April 2014 Welsh Branch AGM and Spring Clinical Meeting
                                28 March 2014 BIOS Midland Branch AGM & Spring Clinical Meeting
                                10 March 2014 BIOS Clinical Tutors Course
                                05 March 2014 BIOS SCOTTISH BRANCH AGM & SPRING CLINICAL MEETING
                                29 November 2013 BIOS IRISH BRANCH AGM & CASE PRESENTATIONS
                                29 November 2013 BIOS Southern Branch: South West Regional In-service Training Day
                                29 November 2013 BIOS In Service Training Day
                                27 November 2013 BIOS Low Vision Special Interest Group Conference
                                22 November 2013 BIOS Stroke and Neuro Rehab Special Interest Group Study Day
                                18 November 2013 BIOS Clinical Tutors Course
                                15 November 2013 BIOS Specific Literacy Difficulties SIG MEETING
                                06 November 2013 BIOS Southern Branch Inservice Training Day
                                06 November 2013 Northern Branch Clinical Meeting
                                01 November 2013 BIOS SCOTTISH BRANCH AUTUMN CLINICAL MEETING
                                18 October 2013 BIOS Managers' Forum
                                23 September 2013 BIOS Clinical Tutors Course
                                20 September 2013 BIOS Midland Branch Clinical Meeting
                                05 September 2013 BIOS Scientific Conference 2013
                                27 June 2013 BIOS Special Educational Needs (SEN) SIG MEETING
                                15 June 2013 BIOS AGM 2013 & BIOS 2013 AWARDS
                                16 May 2013 BOSTU Workplace Employment Relations, Professionalism & Conflict Resolution
                                15 May 2013 BOSTU Workplace Employment Relations, Professionalism & Conflict Resolution
                                13 May 2013 Heads of Service Meeting
                                27 April 2013 Northern Branch AGM & Clinical Meeting
                                26 April 2013 Midland Branch AGM & Clinical Meeting
                                26 April 2013 Welsh Branch Spring Clinical Meeting & 75th Anniversary Lunch
                                26 April 2013 Southern Branch - In-service Training Day and AGM
                                26 April 2013 3rd Annual Whipps Cross University Hospital Paediatric & Strabismus Study Day
                                10 April 2013 BOSTU Workplace Employment Relations, Professionalism & Conflict Resolution
                                26 March 2013 BOSTU Workplace Employment Relations, Professionalism & Conflict Resolution
                                14 March 2013 Workplace Employment Relations, Professionalism & Conflict Resolution
                                13 March 2013 BIOS SCOTTISH AGM & CASE PRESENTATIONS
                                04 March 2013 BIOS Clinical Tutors Course
                                27 February 2013 BOSTU Workplace Employment Relations & Conflict Resolution
                                01 February 2013 BOSTU Workplace Employment Relations & Conflict Resolution - Heads & TU Reps
                                25 January 2013 BOSTU Workplace Employment Relations & Conflict Resolution - Heads & TU Reps
                                11 December 2012 BIOS Glaucoma and Retinal Disease SIG Meeting
                                28 November 2012 BIOS NORTHERN BRANCH CLINICAL MEETING & 75th ANNIVERSARY LUNCH
                                26 November 2012 Southern Branch, London Regional Training Day
                                22 November 2012 BIOS Specific Literacy Difficulties SIG MEETING
                                15 November 2012 BIOS Vision Screening SIG Meeting
                                31 October 2012 BIOS Stroke and Neuro Rehab Special Interest Group Study Day
                                22 October 2012 BIOS SCOTTISH BRANCH CLINICAL MEETING
                                15 October 2012 Welsh Branch Autumn Clinical Meeting & 75th Anniversary Lunch
                                12 October 2012 BIOS Southern Branch: South West Regional In-service Training Day
                                04 October 2012 BIOS Managers' Forum
                                04 October 2012 BIOS AGM 2012
                                27 September 2012 BIOS MIDLAND BRANCH CLINICAL MEETING & 75th ANNIVERSARY CREAM TEA
                                10 September 2012 BIOS Clinical Tutors Course
                                19 June 2012 SLD COMPETENCY - Module 2
                                18 June 2012 SLD COMPETENCY - Module 1
                                13 June 2012 SLD COMPETENCY - Module 4
                                12 June 2012 SLD COMPETENCY - Module 3
                                26 May 2012 BIOS 75th Anniversary Dinner
                                26 May 2012 BIOS EGM 2012 and Clinical Meeting
                                17 May 2012 Heads of Service Meeting
                                27 April 2012 Whipps Cross Study Day & Southern Branch AGM
                                27 April 2012 Whipps Cross Study Day - Interactive Workshop with Play-Therapists
                                30 March 2012 Welsh Branch AGM
                                23 March 2012 Non-Medical Prescribing Workshop & SIG Launch
                                15 March 2012 Eccentric Viewing Conference - Macular Disease Society
                                01 March 2012 BIOS Specific Educational Needs SIG MEETING
                                20 January 2012 South West Regional In-service Training Day
                                17 January 2012 SLD COMPETENCY - Module 4
                                16 January 2012 SLD COMPETENCY - Module 3
                                10 January 2012 SLD COMPETENCY - Module 2
                                09 January 2012 SLD COMPETENCY - Module 1
                                25 November 2011 London Study Day - Southern Branch
                                17 November 2011 BIOS Specific Literacy Difficulties SIG MEETING
                                07 November 2011 Scottish Branch Autumn Clinical Meeting
                                17 October 2011 BIOS Glaucoma SIG MEETING
                                13 October 2011 BIOS Managers' Forum
                                22 September 2011 BIOS Stroke Special Interest Group Study Day
                                08 September 2011 SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE
                                22 August 2011 BIOS Clinical Teachers Course
                                24 June 2011 South West Regional In-service Training Day
                                 

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