Dear BIOS members, after the huge success of the last LOOP virtual conference, I am pleased to announce we will be holding another virtual event on 24 November 2021!

The event will focus on two key areas.

  • Extended role business planning: everything you need to know for successful implementation
  • ACP & apprenticeships: barriers, support and lessons learnt

The LOOP virtual conference is a fantastic opportunity to share ideas, support fellow leaders and ensure that all orthoptists benefit from the hard work that has and will continue to be undertaken.

This is a call for speakers to be part of the event. We want to showcase the great work you as leaders have done up and down the breadth of all four countries of the UK and Ireland, to implement extended orthoptic roles and Advanced clinical practitioners.

If you would like to contribute to the event or would like to discuss in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Krishan Parmar

Chair for LOOP

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