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World Orthoptic Day 2022

2022-05-10T11:31:57+01:00

Find out what's happening and how to get involved this World Orthoptic Day, including the IOA's 'Orthoptists in the Wild' selfie competition. World Orthoptic Day falls on the first Monday of each June and is a day when orthoptists globally promote their profession and cerebrate the fantastic work they do. It is organised by the International Orthoptic Association (IOA), made up of 15 member national professional organisations and 6 associate member organisations. What's going on this year? As always there's plenty going on this year but much of the focus will be around the IOA's two competitions, [...]

World Orthoptic Day 20222022-05-10T11:31:57+01:00

Proposal to standardise services to support children with reduced vision during in-school screening

2022-05-12T15:34:29+01:00

The Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC) recognises variation in service provision and availability for children with vision deficit picked up through school vision screening in England. The Post-Vision Screening: Proposals and Recommendations report delivered by the multi-disciplinary Working Group of the CCEHC, identified inconsistent services and pathways linking children who screen positive for vision impairment during their school assessments to ongoing care with specialist diagnostic and clinical management services. While a number of local pathways have been developed in parts of the country to provide follow-on care, there are variations in how these are commissioned and delivered, their outcomes, and governance arrangements. [...]

Proposal to standardise services to support children with reduced vision during in-school screening2022-05-12T15:34:29+01:00

14 June – Nystagmus Network Symposium 2022

2022-04-20T11:13:23+01:00

You are cordially invited to Symposium2022 - an international nystagmus research event hosted by the Nystagmus Network. Please see flyer below.   When: Friday 24 June, 1pm to 5pm (GMT+1) Where: Cardiff University and online Webpage: https://nystagmusnetwork.org/symposium2022/ Researchers, academics, clinicians and students working in the field of nystagmus or related research are welcome to attend this free international event, hosted by the Nystagmus Network. Hear the latest thinking on nystagmus diagnosis and treatment Learn about new avenues for research Explore every aspect of this complex condition Share your theories, breakthroughs and successes Collaborate with your peers from around the globe Presentations from leading thinkers, [...]

14 June – Nystagmus Network Symposium 20222022-04-20T11:13:23+01:00

Fight for Sight and BIOS Announce Second Small Research Grant Award

2022-04-11T13:58:58+01:00

BIOS is delighted to announce our second joint Fight for Sight /BIOS co-funded Small Research Grant Award. The Award is up £15,000 over one year. This is a significant sum that could fund equipment, specific research training, research staff or time, or specialist services. It is designed as a stepping-stone to a research career in core orthoptic topics, or for small scale projects with potential for further development into larger applications to bodies such as the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR). The main criteria specify the successful applicant will be an orthoptist, with BIOS membership, leading or carrying out [...]

Fight for Sight and BIOS Announce Second Small Research Grant Award2022-04-11T13:58:58+01:00

Time to #GetSerious on NHS Pay

2022-03-30T11:56:21+01:00

NHS Pay negotiations are here again and BOSTU are working alongside our fellow NHS Staff Side Trade Unions to get the best deal for members. There is a day of action planned on 1 April 2022 where we are encouraging members to speak to colleagues about NHS Pay and take action by contacting their local MP. We have a number of digital resources (including posters that can be printed out) here. Get in touch with your local MP and tell them why NHS Staff deserve a pay rise. Not sure who your local MP is and how to contact them? [...]

Time to #GetSerious on NHS Pay2022-03-30T11:56:21+01:00

Member Survey Update 2021

2022-02-28T12:25:10+00:00

BIOS Member Survey 2021 Last year we ran our member survey and had a great response. A huge thank you to all those of you who responded. The response was extremely positive and has provided a real motivation for us in working to provide the best service we can for you. “I think BIOS does a good job and we probably punch above our weight for such a small profession” “BIOS has changed so much and do so much more for us since I first joined” “I feel that the team at BIOS work really hard to support all the [...]

Member Survey Update 20212022-02-28T12:25:10+00:00

Heart Unions Week 2022

2022-02-09T10:59:48+00:00

HeartUnions week this year takes place from 14 to 20 February 2022. A week of activity throughout England and Wales that highlights the good work that unions do every day to offer everyone a voice at work. Heart Unions is our chance to tell the story about why unions are vital for everyone at work, and encourage people who aren't yet in a union to join. Every year it's a chance for reps and activists to publicise what they've been doing and make the case for union membership. No-one could have foreseen the twin challenges of the ongoing global pandemic [...]

Heart Unions Week 20222022-02-09T10:59:48+00:00

Centre for Advancing Practice – ePortfolio (supported) Route

2022-01-11T11:51:11+00:00

The Centre for Advancing Practice ePortfolio (supported) Route is designed to enable experienced Advanced Practitioners to evidence the equivalence of their education and training to the requirements as described in the Multi-professional framework for advanced clinical practice in England (MPF). These supported places are suitable for our Orthoptists who feel that they are able to closely match the ACP framework, which includes the four pillars of advanced practice.  Your portfolio will be reviewed and you will be given feedback on any areas that might need a ‘top-up’ with a view to helping you to achieve this and we expect some [...]

Centre for Advancing Practice – ePortfolio (supported) Route2022-01-11T11:51:11+00:00

ACP Supported ePortfolio Route Opening December 13th 2022

2021-12-17T15:22:12+00:00

The Centre for Advancing Practice’s Supported ePortfolio Route is opening very soon!  We are expecting there to be a limited number of supported places for applicants in this first wave of opening the portfolio route. These supported places will be suitable for our Orthoptists who feel that they are able to closely match the ACP framework, which includes the four pillars of advanced practice.  Your portfolio will be reviewed and you will be given feedback on any areas that might need a ‘top-up’ with a view to helping you to achieve this and we expect some financial and HEI support [...]

ACP Supported ePortfolio Route Opening December 13th 20222021-12-17T15:22:12+00:00