Developing the Orthoptic Non Registered Workforce - November 2020 Event to celebrate the diverse and generic roles that the orthoptic non registered workforce have that contribute to patients’ care pathways in orthoptics and ophthalmology. Also, to understand the training needs of this workforce to help us develop national standards and competencies along with national job profiles to support career development. You can download the sides from the event here.
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The Allied Health Professions Federation, of which BIOS is a member, has been discussing practical ways to address the issues raised recently as part of the Black Lives Matter movement. Each professional body has made its own statement or commitment to address equality and the ongoing racism that our BAME members face on a daily basis. The leaders of all the AHP professions have been discussing what we collectively could do and agree that one area of focus for all of us is supporting leadership development for BAME members to help shape the future of our professional associations. [...]
***NEW DATE ADDED - 23 April 2021*** RCOphth is pleased to announce that bookings are now open for the Spring 2021 OPT Training The Trainers courses. There is no charge for the course, and bookings can be made here: https://www.rcophth.ac.uk/events-and-courses/ These courses are suitable for Ophthalmologists, Orthoptists, Optometrists and Ophthalmic Nurses who are experienced in education and would like to implement the OPT programme in their unit or region. After further training, delegates from this course will be expected to: Roll out OPT Training Programmes in their departments Contribute to leading the provision of OPT Training in their regions [...]
A new website, Gene Vision (https://gene.vision), has launched today, developed by Professor Mariya Moosajee and Dr Alex Yeong, supported by Dr Peter Thomas (Director of Digital Innovation at Moorfields Eye Hospital). The new site is intended for adults, children and their families who are diagnosed with rare genetic eye diseases. The site includes in-depth condition-specific information for patients and their families as well as current research and clinical trials. It will also act as a resource for clinicians and allied healthcare professionals who are diagnosing patients, as well as those in earlier career stages learning about the conditions themselves. In [...]
The membership of BIOS is growing but we're looking to expand our community further! We know that the best way of reaching new members is through our existing members - you know what you value about being part of BIOS, and are perfectly placed to promote this to your colleges. A larger membership gives us more influence and a wider network of advocates to promote the orthoptic profession. This year, we are again running our popular Member Get Member campaign. If you're a BIOS member, for each new member that you recommend, we'll give you a £10 gift voucher [...]
BOSTU is working alongside the other 13 unions covered by Agenda for Change for a significant pay rise for NHS staff, that is delivered early and fully funded. This is crucial to recognise the loss in pay that has come from a decade of austerity, and the value of NHS staff that has been so clearly demonstrated during the pandemic. With recruitment and retention a key government target, fair pay is needed to ensure the NHS is sustainable into the future. To get this message to politicians, we are asking members to show that we are all #WithNHSStaff: write to your [...]
10-11 November [Recordings available until January] – Conference ‘Rehabilitation research, practice and education in the era of COVID-19’Rich Huzzey2020-11-10T15:49:06+00:00
Conference ‘Rehabilitation research, practice and education in the era of COVID-19’ Register here. Live 10th and 11th November (afternoons) but available for anyone to register and watch until January 2020. Three groups have taken the opportunity to join forces and create a virtual conference. They are the Society of Research in Rehabilitation, Association of Chartered Physiotherapists working for People with Learning Disabilities and British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine. There is a great line up of speakers and oral/poster presentations with national and international perspectives. Contributors include experts in brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, learning disabilities, Covid-19 rehabilitation and acute [...]
The HEE publication Supervision for Advanced Clinical Practice provides practical and comprehensive guidance for workplace supervision of trainee Advanced Practitioners. It draws on an array of resources and advice, setting out clear pathways for both the trainee and supervisor. Multi-professional advanced clinical practitioners are a growing part of the modern healthcare workforce. Their contribution to patient care and pathways is recognised in health and care policy (NHS, 2020). They are registered practitioners from a range of professional backgrounds that have advanced level capabilities across the four pillars of clinical, leadership and management, education and research, as set out in the [...]
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We are pleased to announce registration is now open for our event on Developing the Orthoptic Non Registered Workforce, being held online on Thursday 26 November 2020. Register now, here. This event will celebrate both the diverse and generic roles that the orthoptic non registered / support workforce have that contribute to patients' care pathways in orthoptics and ophthalmology. The event will also seek to understand the training needs of this workforce to help us develop national standards and competencies along with national job profiles to support career development. Background There are many terms used for the job roles for support [...]