College of Optometrists: Vacancy: Head of HR (part time flexible) circa £45k pro rata

25 March 2019
Source: College of Optometrists

Contract: Permanent      Full- part-time: Part-time Closing date: 11 April 2019 (part time flexible – minimum 21 hours over 3 days) Optometrists have a major part to play in the health of the nation. They examine eyes for eye health problems and to enhance people’s quality of life by making them see more clearly by prescribing and fitting spectacles

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College of Optometrists: Vacancy: Director of Policy and Strategy

18 February 2019
Source: The College of Optometrists

£80k (plus generous benefits package)   Contract:  Permanent Full- part-time: Full-time Closing date: 4 March 2019 The College of Optometrists has an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and skilled professional to deliver impact and change across eye care. This role will lead the College’s strategic planning, shape the thinking of opinion-formers and support our 16,000 members through guidance to deliver

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The College of Optometrists’ award-winning patient website gets a makeover

The College of Optometrists Logo

1 February 2019
Source: The College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists has refreshed its eye care website, which provides information and advice to the general public and enables a better understanding of the role of optometrists in maintaining the nation’s eye health. The new Look After Your Eyes now features: an improved ‘find a local optometrist’ search function, helping patients locate College Members and Fellows in their

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College of Optometrists celebrates sector’s researchers at its annual Diploma Ceremony

12 November 2018
Source: The College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists recognised the achievements of some of the sector’s leading researchers in the field at its annual Diploma Ceremony at Central Hall Westminster in London last Tuesday. Four optometric researchers were presented with the College’s Research Excellence Award for their contributions across a variety of areas: • Dr Nicola Logan MCOptom was awarded the Neil Charman Medal

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Secretary of State still blind and deaf to eye health and hearing

25 October 2018
Source: FODO

Secretary of State Matt Hancock addressed the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) on 18 October 2018.  Although, as usual, his speech was mostly about GPs, everything he said applies equally well to other primary care services and he did at least on this occasion also mention pharmacists dentists. The NAPC has published road maps to Primary Care Home participation for these professions.  This is

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Cochrane Reviews on vision screening and reading aids updated

31 May 2018
Source: Cochrane Eyes and Vision (CEV) group

The College of Optometrists, UK has funded two Cochrane Review updates in support of the Cochrane Eyes and Vision (CEV) group based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The global review updates were used to answer questions on the topics of Vision screening for correctable visual acuity deficits in school-age children and adolescents and Reading aids for adults with low vision.

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The Royal College of Ophthalmologists receives new funding to support eye health workforce development

1 February 2018
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists has received funding to develop the Ophthalmology Common Clinical Competency Framework (OCCCF) to become a reality, enabling further development of an ophthalmology-led multidisciplinary workforce to meet the increasing demands on the hospital eye service. The RCOphth will lead on this collaborative project with the Royal College of Nursing, the College of Optometrists, British and Irish

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College honours Professor Sir Colin Blakemore with President’s Research Medal

26 January 2018

The College of Optometrists awarded the second ever President’s Research Medal to Professor Sir Colin Blakemore, a Professor of Neuroscience and Philosophy at the School of Advanced Study at the University of London, and Emeritus Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Oxford. The award was presented at the Wellcome Collection on Thursday 25 January when Professor Blakemore delivered the

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Full Programme announced for Optometry Tomorrow 2018 Programme for College’s annual conference to include keynote speech delivered by TED fellow

24 November 2017
Source: The College of Optometrists

The programme for Optometry Tomorrow, the College of Optometrists’ annual two-day conference has been announced. The conference, taking place from 18-19 March 2018, will include a keynote speech by Dr. Andrew Bastawrous, an eye surgeon, inventor, 2014 TED fellow and CEO of Peek Vision. Dr. Bastawrous, who is increasing access to eye care worldwide through his company’s innovative smartphone-based ophthalmoscope

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College of Optometrists updates Guidance for professional practice

23 November 2017
Source: College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists has reviewed and updated its Guidance for professional practice. This scheduled three-year renewal will bring the guidance in line with the General Optical Council (GOC) Standards, NICE and SIGN Guidelines. Changes include: • An updated section to address ‘social media and online behaviour’ in line with its increasing presence in day-to-day life • An expanded complaints

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