4 December 2018
Source: College of Optometrists
New College app gives instant access to key clinical guidance
The College of Optometrists has launched a new app to help support members in providing the best possible patient care. The app gives College members instant access to a range of its core clinical guidance as well as patient materials, all of which can be accessed offline.
The College app provides members with access to:
• Guidance for Professional Practice
• Clinical Management Guidelines (CMGs) – including new clinical images
• Optometrists’ Formulary
• Patient videos
• The Clinical Advisers.
Director of Member Services and Communications for the College of Optometrists, Catherine Bithell, says: “We are very excited to introduce the new member app which brings together some of our most popular resources, including the CMGs, the Guidance for Professional Practice, and the Optometrists’ Formulary. This app will replace the existing member Guidance app, and provide us with the opportunity to give our members more content on the go, and will allow us to update the content regularly. We have also introduced photographic images for the first time, linked to the conditions described in the CMGs. One of the key app features, is the ability to access it anywhere, including when working offline, giving our members a quality user experience, wherever they are.”
College Council member for the West Midlands, Prab Boparai MCoptom, has had a preview of the app and said; “It’s quick and easy. Even a non-IT person should be able to use it with ease. It’s very convenient with advice literally at your fingertips, which is a godsend when you’re in a busy clinic.”
The new College app will be available to College members only, from 28 November and can be downloaded on both the app store (iPhone) and the play store (Android) by searching ‘College of Optometrists’.