Education

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

Invitations  to our forthcoming CET events are emailed to all who have supplied their address.

Our CET events usually commence with hot food from 6.15pm, and lectures from 7.00pm. Details of the venues are available to download on the right.

Places can be reserved by emailing bucksloc@hotmail.com

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

 

 

 

On 6th June at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, we'll have a peer discussion on paediatric cases, CET-accredited for optometrists and dispensing opticians, sponsored by Altacor. We'll review a number of cases, drawn from typical hospital clinic referrals, to consider a range of paediatric patients who present with refractive and/or binocular vision issues. Participants will discuss these in groups to: determine appropriate assessments, consider results against norms, review any potential issues that may arise and form an appropriate management plan.

This session will fulfil the peer review requirement for optometrists, generating 3 CET points, and will cover the following competencies:

Optometrists: assessment of visual function; binocular vision; contact lenses; communication; standards of practice, optical appliances; ocular examination.

Dispensing opticians: communication; refractive management; paediatric dispensing.

 

On 18th July at MK Hospital, Mr Kaykhosrov Manuchehri will be delivering a vitreo-retinal update. This lecture will cover: revision of the structure and appearance of the normal retina; techniques used in the examination and investigation of patients with vitreo-retinal problems; and the latest techniques used in the management of these conditions, including retinal tears, epiretinal membrane, vitreo-macular traction, diabetic retinopathy and central retinal vein occlusion.

Approved for 1 interactive CET point each for optometrists (ocular disease) and dispensing opticians (ocular abnormalities).

(Mr Manuchehri recently gave this talk to Mid Thames AOP, and it was very well-received.)

 

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

Angela McNamee: bucksloc@hotmail.com.

 

The Chiltern Peer Review Group meets in Amersham on 13th September. 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.