BIOS Managers' Forum

  • 18 October 2013
  • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Grange City Hotel, 8-14 Cooper's Row, London EC3N 2BQ
  • 15


  • Available only to those who are current BIOS members and are Head of Service (or equivalent)
  • Open to qualified orthoptists who are not members of BIOS but are Head of Service (or equivalent)


Manager's Forum, October 18th 2013, London

A Patient-Centred Approach to Orthoptics

We have heard a great deal about the Patient Revolution and the well-worn phrase "no decision about me without" me as well as words like choice, transparency and the wellness agenda, all taking centre stage. But not much about how we take this forward as clinicians. We have also heard about the accessibility of care and making things more convenient for the patient to see health professionals – in high street and community locations and not in hospitals.

With that in mind, we have patients or service users as our theme this year and have invited a stimulating panel of speakers to talk with you about approaches to convenience, collaboration and creating a truly "patient centred" approach to orthoptic care – and making the rhetoric a reality. STOP PRESS - we are also going to do a session on the recent King's Fund Commission "Future of Health and Social Care" and do some blue sky thinking!

Location map



0915 – 0930 Arrival and registration

Session 1: Setting the Scene on Patient-Centredness

0930 – 0945 Lesley-Anne Baxter, Chair BIOS & BOSTU – Welcome and introductions

0945 – 1015 Karen Middleton, CBE, Chief Allied Health Professions Officer, NHS England – AHPs and Providing Interventions Closer to Home

1015 – 1045 Roswyn Hakesley-Brown, CBE, AHP Patient Forum Lead – 'Working in Partnership with Service Users: changing professional boundaries'

1045 – 1100 Q&A with Karen Middleton & Roswyn Hakesley-Brown

1100 – 1115 BREAK

Session 2: How we make Patient Focus a Reality

1115 - 1200 Orthoptic case Studies -

  1. Faye Gibson – NHS Cornwall, Redesigning Services for Accessibiity: Using Technology: The  Trials and Tribulations!

  2. Veronica Greenwood – Warrington, Integrated SEN Service - delivered out of the hospital setting which meet all the CCG's requirements and their priorities for this group of children.

1200 - 1230 Break out groups

  • Theme 1 – Looking at services from a patient perspective – what's happening/could happen in your area?

  • Theme 2 – Accessibility in the community – how can we do more of this in different settings?

1230 – 1300 Plenary Session

1300 - 1400 Lunch & Networking

Session 3: Service Redesign and Future of Health & Social Care

1400 – 1420 The King's Fund Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care: Latest update on this and on the BIOS Innovation Fund - Anita McCallum

1420 - 1440 **STOP PRESS - Presentation from BIOS Innovation Fund winner, Bradley Palin, about an Orthoptic-led falls Vision Impairment Screening Service for Warrington

1440 - 1500 Vice Chair, BIOS, Alison Stanley and Countywide Orthoptist for Worcestershire - Presentation

1500 - 1515  Tea

1515- 1600  How can you make change in your area - which is both patient-centred and starts to redesign health & social care services? Group/table work.

1600 - 1630  Discussion in Plenary followed by Leadership for Changes in Approach – Strategies, Tactics and – Lesley-Anne Baxter

1630 END

Cost (including lunch and refreshments) £65 members & £130 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; if you discover that you cannot attend after that time, you may send another similar delegate in your place .

Enquiries to Anita McCallum: bios@orthoptics.org.uk

British and Irish Orthoptic Society

0203 853 9797

Salisbury House · Station Road
Cambridge · CB1 2LA
United Kingdom