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Fri 17 February 17 | Ophthalmology Study Evening - Thursday 23 March 2017
Hampshire and IOW opticians (including dispensing opticians) are invited to an informative and highly interesting Ophthalmology Study Evening to be held at Winchester Guildhall on Thursday 23 March 2016 from 18:00 – 21:00 with Mr Alex Macleod, Consultant Ophthalmologist and Caroline Fisher from the Royal Hampshire County Hospital. Agenda  

6.15-6.30pm Attendees arrive and register  
18.30-19.00 Understanding  fields and OCT in glaucoma Alex MacLeod
19.00-19.30 Being a hospital -based optometrist Caroline Fisher
19:30 – 20:00 Buffet  
20:00 – 20:45 Stable glaucoma and shared care Alex Macleod
20:45 – 21:00 Discussion All
21:00 Finish  
The event is being sponsored by Allergan. This evening event is worth 1 CET point. If you wish to attend please reply by email to Alex.Macleod@hhft.nhs.uk  by Thursday 16 March 2017 providing the following information   Name: GOC No Practice: Location Email address for confirmation of place: Contact Telephone No: Dietary Requirements: e.g Gluten free, vegetarian
Fri 10 February 17 | Optometrist Six Month Secondment Opportunity University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
This is an opportunity for a Hampshire optometrist to gain some fantastic experience working in a hospital environment for six months The primary focus of the post will be to work on Triage in eye casualty by providing a session or two of hands on triage but primarily to develop referral criteria and protocols to UHS or MECS or the GP. The post-holder will be expected to foster links between UHS & Optometrists in the community. He or she will work with UHS staff to provide feedback and support to community Optometrists and MECS scheme Optometrists. He or she will work with the casualty Sister and nurse practitioners on developing treatment protocols for UHS staff and MECS Optometrists so that common treatment protocols are in place. Finally the successful applicant will be provided with enhanced training opportunities in the Eye Casualty setting and/or sub speciality clinics (such as cornea and external eye disease) for 2 or 3 sessions per week, depending on progress and experience. To register an expression of interest please email Aris Konstantopoulos MBChB MSc FRCOphth (CCT) Consultant Ophthalmologist at: Aristides.Konstantopoulos@uhs.nhs.uk and copy to Bryre.Butcher@uhs.nhs.uk . Bryre is the Operations Manager for Ophthalmology.
Tue 17 January 17 | Hampshire LOC & Southampton CCG Discuss MECS Contract
Hampshire LOC is currently in advanced discussions with Southampton City CCG regarding the provision of a pilot MECS scheme from April 2017. All practices contracted to supply the service will be expected to employ an accredited optometrist and have the following equipment available: · Access to the Internet · Means of binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy · Slit lamp · Tonometer · Distance test chart (Snellen/logmar) · Near test type · Equipment for epilation · Threshold fields equipment to produce a printed report · Amsler Charts · Equipment for FB removal · Appropriate ophthalmic drugs o Mydriatic o Anaesthetic o Staining agents. If you would like to be a part of this service provision please email  isilk@hampshireloc.org.uk  confirming your Practice details and which Optometrists are MECS accredited (please include accreditation date) using the attached Registering an Interest to Provide MECS for Southampton City CCG form. Practices bordering Southampton are also be invited to show interest in being a part of the scheme since they feed into Southampton HES (The LOC will  discuss confirmation of this being acceptable with the CCG). We are also planning to have a launch event towards the end of February to which you will be invited and details will be circulated once finalised. Please reply with the attached Registering an Interest to Provide MECS for Southampton City CCG form as soon as possible and no later than Monday 23 January 2017.

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