BIOS Vision Screening SIG Meeting

  • 22 April 2016
  • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Conference Aston Meeting Suites, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET
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  • Members of BIOS.
  • Practitioners who are not members of BIOS.

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BIOS Vision Screening

SIG Meeting

Conference Aston Meeting Suites,

Aston University,

Aston Triangle,

Birmingham, B4 7ET

Friday 22nd April 2016


Final Programme




9.15 - 9.30 am Registration and Coffee

9.30 am: Review of SIG Activity April 2015 – 2016 

Helen Griffiths, Joint BIOS Vision Screening SIG Lead, Senior Lecturer, University of Sheffield

10.00 am: BIOS Audit Feedback

Sarah Shea, Joint BIOS Vision Screening SIG Lead, Head Orthoptist, Bangor

10.45 am Tea, Coffee and Biscuits

11.00 am National Hearing Screening: How did we standardise?

Gwen Carr, Former Deputy Director of the Newborn Hearing Screening programme and National Programmes Lead, antenatal and newborn screening programmes, Public Health England.

11.45am Vision Screening in the UK and impending NSC review – what is needed?

Lola Solebo, Clinical Training Fellow, Institute of Child Health, University College London 

12.30 Open Discussion: Standardisation of services to align with NSC requirements

12.45- 1.30pm - Lunch

1.30pm Real-Life Example: Using SIG material and BIOS recommendations to influence commissioners

Fiona Crotty, Head Orthoptist, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

2.15pm Communicating outcomes to parents – is pupil post acceptable?

Tess Garretty, Highly Specialised Orthoptist, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust

2.45pm - Tea

3.00pm: Vision screening in Special Schools

Veronica Greenwood, Head Orthoptist, Warrington & Halton Hospitals

3.30pm Discussion and summary of actions for 2016-2017 

Sarah Shea & Helen Griffiths, SIG Leads

4.00pm - Close



  • £25 (including lunch and refreshments) BIOS members
  • £75 Non-members and other relevant professions who wish to attend


The price includes refreshments and lunch on the day, but EXCLUDES overnight accommodation or travel costs.

Cancellations maybe made up to two weeks before the event, if you discover that you cannot attend. After that time, you may send another similar delegate in your place - but no refunds can be made.


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