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Today we launched the Placement Expansion Resource Library (PERL), a bespoke portal of resources, allowing students to gain confidence and expertise in clinical decision making, despite clinical placement limitations. PERL will support orthoptic students whose placements have been disrupted by COVID and facilitate the roll-out of virtual placements well into the future. It will also be accessible to BIOS members to use for their own learning, or to support inter-professional teaching. PERL is the result of a successful bid to Health Education England’s (HEE) Clinical Expansion Fund, for £90,000, to restart and grow the provision of clinical placements. This enabled [...]
Last Thursday was the fourth AHPs Day, our annual opportunity to celebrate the incredible achievements and the massive impact of allied health professionals! The BIOS social media accounts were busy all day, with over 11,000 impressions on Twitter and 3,000 on Facebook. Some highlights include a video from Sue Elliott, Head Orthoptist at Salisbury District Hospitals, sharing her story of working on orthoptics, and a Martha Waters, a former BIOS New Grad Rep, discussing her research project on how the use of smart phones can impact your eyesight. If you wanted a visual representation of all of this, check out [...]
Professional associations are led (governed) through formal structures made up of members and non- members who provide strategic leadership and direction for our organisations and the professions we represent. It is widely recognised that diversity at the most senior levels of organisations helps improve the way they are run and managed. Increasing diversity within the governance of our professional associations (i.e. our Board/ Council and Committee structures) is essential for boards to stay informed and responsive and to navigate the fast-paced and complex changes facing the association sector. Boards whose members have different backgrounds and experience are more likely to encourage [...]
Energising outpatients: An international view Date & time: Thursday 14 October 2021 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm BST Price: This webinar is FREE for RSM members and all students and trainees This webinar will discuss new ideas about how to change current practices in ophthalmology to manage outpatients more effectively. Experts from around the world will unite to explore new solutions, compare how their health systems manage their outpatients, and look at how digital solutions can help. Link: https://www.rsm.ac.uk/events/ophthalmology/2021-22/opq50/ Small fibre neuropathy: Understanding the vast spectrum of medical conditions Date & time: Tuesday 26 October 2021 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm BST [...]
Date & time: Thursday 9 December 2021 from 12:00pm to 2:30pm GMT Price: Free for RSM members This year's annual Squint Forum webinar will update delegates on the field of neuro-ophthalmology. Expert speakers will join us to explore many topics in relation to neuro-ophthalmology, updates and changes in the field, and much more. During this webinar you will: Be aware of what are red flag signs that might indicate serious neuro-ophthalmology disease in a patient Learn which tests and investigations may be required in managing patients with possible neuro-ophthalmological disease Understand about signs and symptoms of chiasmal disorders Be aware of the [...]
These webinars will be of interest to practice placement facilitators, practice educators, academics, workforce leads and anyone else who has an interest in, or involvement with healthcare student education, attrition and retention. Please feel free to share this information with other colleagues who may be interested in joining. Webinar Date/time Registration link Impact of Covid 19 on students’ study – Regional Findings 23/09/2021 4-5pm Register here You Matter – The North East & Yorkshire Self Care Guide for Learners 30/09/2021 4-5pm Register here Training Placement Capacity 14/10/2021 4-5pm Register here Supporting Newly Qualified Staff 11/11/2021 4-5pm Register here Year 2 Student Support 09/12/2021 4-5pm Register here Student Belongingness 13/01/2022 4-5pm Register here [...]
BIOS is pleased to announce the launch of a new fund, the Orthoptic Education Fund (OEF), to provide financial support for the education and further training of Orthoptists. We welcome applications from BIOS members who are able to demonstrate how the funds will be used to support our charitable aim, ‘to encourage the study and improve the practice of orthoptics’. This may be used to fund training courses or to support attendance at a conference you are presenting at or contributing to. Small grants are also available for current pre-registration orthoptic students, where they face financial hardship that risks preventing them [...]
The BIOS Member Survey is a chance for you to have your say about the information and services that we provide, and will help determine our priorities for development in the next year. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/VP8GTG3 There are 34 questions, and the survey should take you no longer than 10 minutes to complete. This survey is open to all members. Don't forget to provide your contact details at the end of the survey to be entered into a prize draw to win one of five £25 gift vouchers.* PLEASE NOTE: Individual responses to this survey are confidential and will be used by BIOS for [...]
On the 14th of October, we will be joining with the 13 other allied health professions (AHPs) to celebrate the 4th annual AHPs’ Day. AHPs are the third largest clinical workforce in the NHS, with significant opportunities to support delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan. AHPs’ Day is an annual opportunity for AHPs to come together and celebrate being part of the AHP family, and the day gives an opportunity to showcase to others the impact they make to the delivery of high-quality care. The collaborations in services, organisations, trusts, regions and nationally enable: Improved awareness of the role [...]