BIOS Vision Screening SIG Meeting

  • 15 November 2012
  • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Post Graduate Medical Education Centre, St James' University Hospital, Leeds, LS9 7TF
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  • Members of BIOS.
  • Practitioners who are not members of BIOS.

SIG Meeting 15th November 2012


Venue: Post Graduate Medical Education Centre, St James' University Hospital, Leeds, LS9 7TF

Time: 9.30am-4.30pm

Cost: £40 (including lunch and refreshments) BIOS members

£80 non-members

Delegates: max 60

The NHS is facing some of the biggest financial and quality challenges since its formation.

Efficiencies must be made by discovering better models of service delivery.

  • How can we work towards the most efficient vision screening programme for detection of amblyopia, such that resources are well spent to identify the maximum number of children in an equitable way across the country?

  • What is a quality vision screening programme? The quality of screening can differ greatly from one area to another with variable costs incurred. By identifying what is working and what is not, it is possible to spread best practice across the board and provide an equitable quality screening programme.

This SIG meeting will include the following presentation and discussion themes:

  • Vision Screening - Where are we now and what are the challenges? Outcome of Vision Screening Questionnaire and audit request.

  • The latest information from the UKVS Vision Screening Action Group meetings and National Screening Committee review.

  • Workshop on NSC definitions of screening, what are the target conditions for primary screening? Benefit versus harm of screening.

  • Workshop on competencies for various roles within a screening programme - Who should screen?

  • Evidence based practice -Models of services and evidence in support of the policy.

Programme and further details to follow

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 .

Please indicate any dietary or access requirements.

Organiser/further details from: mailto:h.griffiths@sheffield.ac.uk

British and Irish Orthoptic Society

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