UKOA: Quarterly Meeting: Wednesday 4th December 2019

The next National UKOA meeting will be held on Wednesday 4th December 2019 from 10:00-16:00 in London.

The next UKOA national quarterly meeting promises to be lively, varied and with plenty of opportunity for attendees to interact with speakers. The first part of the day will look at how hospital eye services and community optometrists work together and communicate with regard to making and managing referrals and how to make that better from both sides. We will hear from hospital and community professionals about their experiences and attendees can hear about and help steer the draft joint guidelines and call to action from the Colleges of Optometrists and Ophthalmologists and the AOP.

In our regional update section, Bristol Eye Hospital will discuss their extremely successful and long established multidisciplinary workforce model including advanced non-medical practice and how they make that work. The West of Scotland will describe their comprehensive large scale ophthalmology transformation programme, the successes they are achieving and some of the areas of challenge they are tackling.

In our supporting patients session, following on from the last meeting’s presentation on the Greater Manchester ophthalmology pathways, we will hear how the third sector has been incorporated into those pathways to promote seamless integration of support and care into clinical services and the challenges of ensuring that, once registered, patients received the care and support they need in a timely manner. We will also have the opportunity to discuss with the Macular Society how to improve clinical staffs ability to help patients with macular disease and how we can help staff counsel patients and direct them to reliable sources of information and support beyond the hospital setting.

Full details of the event are available in the UKOA members area which gives further details such as the agenda, venue and timings for the day and the registration link  for any members who wish to attend.

We hope to see you there.

If you have any questions please contact us via email: rnoh.ukoa@nhs.net

 

 

 

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