NES Optometry are currently piloting our innovative series of virtual Independent Prescribing clinical placements which can be used towards up to 13 of the 24 sessions required by the College of Optometrists. These sessions are developed around the ground breaking EyeSi virtual reality slit lamp and will be piloted on Saturday 29th October and Sunday 30th October at Clinic M, Stobhill Hospital. These sessions are now fully booked, however, we plan on launching regular sessions shortly – initially at Clinic M, Stobhill Hospital on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
To register your interest and be the first to hear of future sessions please complete the following form:
In the meantime, if you have not attended a clinical placement since the completion of your academic training at GCU, you should be be aware of the College of Optometrists requirements to start IP-related CPD no later than 18 months following the completion of the academic course.
“Requirement 2.1.3 in the IP handbook states that in order to maintain currency of knowledge, no more than two years may elapse between the participant’s completion of the theoretical element of the programme and the commencement of their clinical placement. The College of Optometrists has proposed that, for those individuals exceeding this two year timeframe, a review of currency of knowledge is undertaken and extended for those who are able to evidence:
- completion of six hours per year IP-related CET activity, spread across all nine IP competencies;
- this CET was started no later than 18 months following completion of the academic course.”
We anticipate high demand for the sessions and will release more dates shortly, by completing the link above you will be added to out mailing list and be the first to hear about future sessions.