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Sheffield Masters – November 2018

2018-11-19T12:49:28+00:00

Have you considered the MMedSci (Vision and Strabismus) at The University of Sheffield? The MMedSci in Vision and Strabismus is now run yearly, so our next intake will begin in September 2019.  The course begins with a residential weekend here in Sheffield 14-15th September 2019 and continues by distance learning. With students currently studying with us from all over the globe – Namibia, Botswana, Singapore, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Holland and Trinidad and Hong Kong to name but a few, our course has a great, global welcome to all. There are now module choices for [...]

Sheffield Masters – November 2018 2018-11-19T12:49:28+00:00

The Health and Care Professions Council Protecting the public

2018-10-17T10:31:46+00:00

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is a regulator of health and care professionals and our aim is to protect the public. To do this, we keep a register of health, psychological and social work professionals who meet our standards for their training, professional skills, behaviour and health. Orthoptists please see the attached advert from the HCPC.  Click here to view.

The Health and Care Professions Council Protecting the public 2018-10-17T10:31:46+00:00

I See The Difference Campaign Official Launch

2018-12-06T09:29:07+00:00

There has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes, now the British and Irish Orthoptic Society are proud to introduce to its members the launch of an exciting new campaign. Officially launched on 29th September 2018, the campaign is part of the Strategic Interventions in Health Disciplines (SIHED) programme. This is a three year initiative to deliver sustainability of the Allied Health Professions, with a particular focus on the four most vulnerable, Orthoptics, Podiatry, Therapeutic Radiography and Prosthetics and Orthotics. The campaign aims to raise awareness of Orthoptics, while overarching messages will highlight the connections Allied Health [...]

I See The Difference Campaign Official Launch 2018-12-06T09:29:07+00:00

Featured article:
It’s national eye health week!

2018-10-09T10:03:20+00:00

It's national eye health week - a year since our child vision screening resources were published Posted by:Professor Anne Mackie, Posted on:26 September 2018 A week might be a long time in politics but a year can feel like a lifetime in the health service! It's hard to believe that it was almost a year ago when we published the suite of resources to support the commissioning and delivery of high quality vision screening for 4 to 5 year olds in England. As this is national eye health week (24 to 30 September 2018) it feels like the perfect time to remind everyone of this work [...]

Featured article:
It’s national eye health week!
2018-10-09T10:03:20+00:00

HCPC fees consultation

2018-10-01T14:02:49+00:00

HCPC fees consultation HCPC are consulting on the fees to be charged in connection with registration and renewal.  The main renewal fee will rise from £90 to £106 annually with similar increases in other fees. This takes place in the context of changes to fitness to practice, need to invest and reduction in  numbers registered by the HCPC (due to social workers moving to a new register). The consultation can be read http://www.hpc-uk.org/assets/documents/100058C0ConsultationonHCPCregistrationfees.pdf Email your comments to bios@orthoptics.org.uk by 23 November or respond directly to the HCPC. The consultation questions Q1 Do you agree that the HCPC should invest in preventing fitness to practise [...]

HCPC fees consultation 2018-10-01T14:02:49+00:00

‘Watch your step’- Why it’s important to assess vision for falls prevention?

2018-10-11T14:19:39+00:00

Why it’s important to assess vision for falls prevention? Try balancing on one leg with your eyes closed - tricky isn’t it? We know that we need the right input from the visual, proprioceptive and somatosensory systems to stay on our feet. NICE guidance (2013) clearly states that the multifactorial assessment should include an assessment of visual impairment. There has been progress in raising the importance of vision assessment in falls patients with the introduction of tools such as the RCP ‘Lookout Bedside vision check’ tool and the Thomas Pocklington ‘Eye Right Toolkit’ but the NICE impact report on falls and fragility fractures highlighted that [...]

‘Watch your step’- Why it’s important to assess vision for falls prevention? 2018-10-11T14:19:39+00:00

Parallel Vision Archive

2018-11-21T09:16:38+00:00

Click image below to read article Nov 18 Sheffield Masters Click here to view this post PV Nov 2018 PV October 2018 PV July 2018 PV June 2018 PV May 2018 PV April 2018 PV Mar 2018 PV Feb 2018 PV Jan 2018 PV Dec 2017 PV Nov 2017 PV Oct 2017 PV Sep 2017 PV Aug 2017 PV July [...]

Parallel Vision Archive 2018-11-21T09:16:38+00:00

Response to the BBC features on Children’s Eye Testing/Vision Screening (22 August 2018)

2018-09-19T12:58:19+00:00

Press Release In response to the BBC features on Children’s Eye Testing/Vision Screening 22 August 2018 In October 2017, Public Health England released new guidance for local authorities (LA) to support  vision screening testing for all children aged 4-5 years (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-guidance-to-improve-vision-screening-for-young-children). The supporting documents, available online, include parent information leaflets, with a link to the NHS choices web pages on childhood vision testing (https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/eye-tests-in-children/). These resources were developed by a multi-disciplinary group, including representatives from the College of Optometrists, the British & Irish Orthoptic Society, and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists. In practice for most children, this means that their [...]

Response to the BBC features on Children’s Eye Testing/Vision Screening (22 August 2018) 2018-09-19T12:58:19+00:00