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25 June webinar: Implementing CUES – a collaborative care pathway for urgent eye conditions

17 June 2020

 

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists

How to implement CUES to support a collaborative care pathway for urgent eye conditions in the COVID-19 era

7 – 9pm Thursday, 25 June 2020
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https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUscOGgrTIoEtM-vqA6D9Ggowi5D5bILv32

The webinar is suitable for ophthalmologists, optometrists, commissioners and managers of eye care services.

The webinar is jointly hosted by The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and The College of Optometrists.

Eye care services have been minimal during lockdown, with many optical practices closed or offering only emergency services and the hospital eye service limited to providing only high risk and emergency patient care.

There has been rapid introduction of the Covid Urgent Eye case Service (CUES) in England to improve collaborative working of optometrists and ophthalmologists to manage more patients safely in the community.

As we move into phase 2 of NHS England/Improvement’s response to Covid, and the recovery of services begins, hospital capacity is likely to be only 50% of pre-lockdown due to increased infection control procedures. Significant delays are likely for patients already in the hospital eye service and for those newly referred. It is anticipated that CUES will be required to sustain services well beyond the lockdown period and that many more regions will need to start planning now as to how to establish the service.

The webinar explores the role of CUES in England in maintaining care during lockdown and recovery, how to implement the scheme. Ophthalmic and optometric professionals who have established CUES will share their experience on overcoming challenges along the way. The webinar is suitable for ophthalmologists, optometrists, commissioners and managers of eye care services.

Chairs: Susan Blakeney Clinical Adviser The College of Optometrists, Melanie Hingorani Chair Professional Standards RCOphth

Panel: Speakers and Declan Flanagan VP RCOphth, Daniel Hardiman McCartney Clinical Adviser The College of Optometrists

 

Minutes Topic Speakers Title/Org
5 Introduction Chairs

Susan Blakeney

Melanie Hingorani

 

The College of Optometrists

RCOphth

10 CUES: Origins and commissioning Richard Whittington LOCSU
10 Understanding and delivering CUES Prab Boparai The College of Optometrists Council
20 CUEs case study Alison Lask

 

Clinical and Commissioning Liaison for Cambridgeshire LOC
20 Questions and Panel Discussion
20 Development and implementation of CUES in Manchester Rob Harper

Mathew Jinkinson

Manchester Royal Eye Hospital

Greater Manchester LEHN

30 Questions and Panel Discussion
5 Rounding up and close Chairs