Inter-professional referrals; Joint educational meeting for optometrists, pharmacists & GPs
Wednesday, 22 March, 2017 19:00-21:15
Holiday Inn, London Road, Ipswich IP2 0UA
Joint educational meeting on Inter-professional referrals to be attended by Optometrists, Pharmacists and GPs.
This is a unique opportunity for CPD and to liaise with other health professionals. A chance to gain confidence in referrals of eye conditions and see where Pharmacy can fit into the referrals process.
The aim of this workshop is to discuss current referral pathways and determine who your patient should be referred to.
Introduction & Summary of present optometric referral pathways
Derek Dunstone DOptom, Suffolk LOC
Pharmacist referrals; present & future
Tania Farrow MRPharmS, Chief Officer, Suffolk Local Pharmaceutical Committee
Eye referrals; a GP’s perspective
Prof. Kev (Kevork) Hopayian, MD FRCGP, Primary Care Educator, East Suffolk
|8.00pm||Discussion workshops; to whom should our patient be referred?|
|9.00pm||Feedback from discussion groups|
A number of workshop scenarios will be addressed and discussed. A sample can be found below:
- Watery eye
- Stop Smoking
- Medication review
- NHS or private Health Checks
- Ocular signs of raised BP
- Temporary episode of unilateral vision loss 2 weeks ago
- Red eye with photophobia and watery discharge
- Frail patient who has not seen GMP for > 6 months
- Depression following bereavement
- Visual impairment
We hope you will find this a very informative and enjoyable evening.
Booking for this event has now closed.