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