Education

Confused about CET? The GOC's 2016 guide is available to download on the right.

Our CET events are open to those based in Buckinghamshire, and invitations are emailed to all who have supplied their address.

Start times: Unless otherwise stated, our CET events commence with hot food from 6.15pm, and lectures from 7.00pm. Details of the venues are available to download on the right.

To register to attend, email bucksloc@hotmail.com

Handouts from the talks  (where available)  may be  downloaded on the right.

 

 

On 17th April 2018 at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, preceding our AGM, Josie Barlow will be giving a lecture plus discussion workshop: 'An overnight success and beyond!', including information surrounding the increase in myopia within the UK and globally, the associated risks and consequences, as well as looking at the solutions available in practice. This is approved for 2 interactive CET points each for optometrists (communication, contact lenses, standards of practice, optical appliances, assessment of visual function, ocular examination), therapeutic optometrists (options, knowledge), DOs (communication, contact lenses, standards of practice, refractive management, ocular examination), CLOs (communication, contact lenses, standards of practice, ocular examination, verification and identification). Sponsored by Menicon.

 

On 15th May 2018 at Milton Keynes Hospital, Andy Sanders will run a discussion workshop related to lens materials, properties and applications in modern practice.
By analysis of ophthalmic lens characteristics, such as impact resistance, UV / Infra-red absorption, Abbe value , torsional strength , photochromic properties and tinting, you can decide on the most appropriate lens material for various scenarios. Approved for 3 interactive CET points for optometrists (standards of practice, communication, optical appliances) and DOs (standards of practice, communication, optical appliances, paediatricdispensing). Sponsored by Hoya.

 

On 13th June 2018 at Stoke Mandeville Hospital Dr Mark Weatherall will give us a talk on headaches. Further information to follow. Sponsored by BMI.

 

On 17th July 2018 at Milton Keynes Hospital, Ms Bina Parmar will deliver a lecture on paediatric ophthalmology. This event is approved for 1 interactive CET point for optometrists (ocular disease, standards of practice, binocular vision) and DOs (ocular abnormalities, standards of practice, paediatric dispensing). Sponsored by BMI.

 

To be sure of receiving your invitations, please send your email address to:

Angela McNamee: bucksloc@hotmail.com.

 

The Chiltern Peer Review Group next meets in Amersham on 12th September 2018. Contact Susan Collier for more information: susan7270@hotmail.com  

The Milton Keynes Peer Review Group meets in MK Village. Contact Claire Ranger for more information: claire@hammondanddummer.co.uk  

Don't forget that any GOC registrant may set up his/her own peer review group. More details are available in the "My CET" section of the GOC website, or contact Bucks LOC's secretary:

Angela McNamee bucksloc@hotmail.com for advice.