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.

Agenda

6.15pm Buffet
7.00pm

Introduction & Summary of present optometric referral pathways

Derek Dunstone DOptom, Suffolk LOC

7.15pm

Pharmacist referrals; present & future

Tania Farrow MRPharmS, Chief Officer, Suffolk Local Pharmaceutical Committee

7.30pm

Eye referrals; a GP’s perspective

Prof. Kev (Kevork) Hopayian, MD FRCGP, Primary Care Educator, East Suffolk

7.45pm Tea/coffee Break
8.00pm Discussion workshops; to whom should our patient be referred?
9.00pm Feedback from discussion groups
9.15pm Close

A number of workshop scenarios will be addressed and discussed. A sample can be found below:

  1. Watery eye
  2. Stop Smoking
  3. Medication review
  4. NHS or private Health Checks
  5. Ocular signs of raised BP
  6. Temporary episode of unilateral vision loss 2 weeks ago
  7. Red eye with photophobia and watery discharge
  8. Frail patient who has not seen GMP for > 6 months
  9. Depression following bereavement
  10. Visual impairment

We hope you will find this a very informative and enjoyable evening.

Booking for this event has now closed.



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