Challenge: To make a very short video (around 40 seconds) related, in some way to your profession. Aims: The aim of this challenge is to add a fun and creative twist to positively promote all the different allied health professions. It will be interesting to see what ideas come out of only being able to use 40 seconds and it will be a great place for us all to share the rich & extremely varied experiences, roles & views we all have. 40 seconds will certainly be a challenge and it will mean you have to really think about the [...]
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On Wednesday 14 October, BIOS will be joining with other professional bodies to celebrate Allied Health Professions' (AHPs) Day 2020. AHPs day is a grass roots opportunity for AHPs to come together and celebrate being part of the AHP family. It is always a hugely popular event across social media and this year is set to be no different. Find out what's happening in your area on the AHPs Day map, here. If you're looking to get involved, you can download a whole load of resources here, and from NES here. Take part in the AHPs Day Video Challenge here. [...]
Paediatric & Strabismus Study Session - September 2020 Facial Dystonia - Kerry Carter, Specialist Orthoptist, Wolverhampton Eye Infirmary Validation of Kay iSight Pro App - Nadia Northway, Lecturer, Department of Vision Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian University Interesting Paediatric Neuro-ophthalmology cases during COVID-19 - Heena Patel, Orthoptist, Whipps Cross University Hospital Including Q&A with Maria Tsimpida, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Whipps Cross University Hospital Q&A on COVID-19 Survey Responses -Fiona Rowe, Professor in Orthoptics & Health Services’ Research, University of Liverpool You can access the results from the first survey into Orthoptic Services during COVID-19 [...]
Please register using these links and share this information with any colleagues you feel may be interested in attending: Multi-professional focus Thursday 24 September 2020 from 2.00pm to 3.30pm https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/560478660512081934 Dietetic-profession focus Tuesday 27/10/2020 from 10.30am to 12.00pm https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1859310856097862158 Multi-professional focus Wednesday 25/11/20 from 2.00pm to 3.30pm https://dashboard.gotowebinar.com/webinar/7380540380812279310
Yesterday BIOS and BOSTU held their first ever fully virtual AGMs and they were a great success. 66 members were able to join us to hear about our achievements in the past year, which we believe is a record for a standalone AGM. While presenting from my dining room felt very strange, it was great to be able to speak to so many members at once, made possible by the resolution passed last year to allow for a virtual meeting. It was also nice in the challenging times we are in at the moment to be able to reflect on [...]
Public Health Study Day - August 2020 Introduction to Public Heath in Orthoptics- Jignasa Mehta MECC – Pam Worrall, Health Improvement Manager Live Recording - MECC Use of MECC in Orthoptic practice Kathryn Whitfield Live Recording - MECC- a new graduate’s perspective and experience, Rebecca Flynn
This year, for the very first time, Health Education England’s national conference for advanced practitioners is being held online as a virtual event. Featuring a mixture of live, pre-recorded and interactive sessions available on demand, the virtual conference will run on Monday 9 November and Thursday 12 November 2020. The proposed schedule is as follows: Monday 9 November: Welcome and introduction, and keynotes (9am – 11am), on demand workshops open from 11am Thursday 12 November: Introductions, workshop feedback, regional sessions (10.30am – 1.30pm) Research poster competition – call for abstracts Advanced practitioners and trainees are invited to submit abstracts for poster presentations of their [...]
BIOS welcomes the publication of the NHS England’s People Plan as further recognition of the value of NHS staff and the need to provide them with greater support. However, while the plan sets out some positive measures, there remains a lack of real detail on key issues, such as addressing staff shortages and the role of allied health professionals. The Plan offers up some positive measures to support staff, particularly welcome given the increased pressure many have been throughout the response to COVID-19. This includes further support for staff health and wellbeing, a commitment to tackle systemic inequalities and make [...]
This project is a fully-funded PhD research opportunity at the University of Liverpool within the Department of Health Services Research. This project will support a full-time 3-year PhD studentship under the primary supervision of Prof Fiona Rowe. The University of Liverpool will provide comprehensive postgraduate doctoral training. Studentship funding (approx.. £15500 tax-free stipend) will be provided in partnership by the University of Liverpool and Haag Streit AG, in addition to funding provided for PhD student fees and training/conference costs (total funding package of about £30000 per annum). An honorary clinical contract will be arranged so that continued orthoptic clinical practice [...]