Proving and improving the value of optometry: the power of internal audit and review - 1 interactive CET point

Sunday, March 31, 2019 12:00 - 13:00

With the sustainability of the profession under threat, what more can and should be done to improve patient outcomes and demonstrate the value of optometry?

The lecture will be introduced by Doug Perkins, Co-founder of Specsavers, who will share his analysis of the disruptive change facing optometry and his views on what optometry must do to survive and thrive.

Paul Morris, Director of Professional Advancement, will then describe how existing data for patients and practitioners can be harnessed to improve outcomes, whether you work in independent practice or in a multiple. He will provide insight into the potential power of internal review and audit to deliver benefits to multiple stakeholders including patients, the NHS and those who finance health services in our sector. And he will highlight the importance of informing patients of their right to choose and involving them in their care.

Learning Objectives:
  • Communicates effectively with any other appropriate person involved in the care of the patient
  • Assist patients in exercising their rights and making informed decisions about their care.
  • Reflect on your practice and seek to improve the quality of your work through activities such as reviews, audits, appraisals and risk assessments. Implement any actions arising from these.

Paul Morris, Director of Professional Advancement, Specsavers

Doug Perkins, Co-Founder and Joint CEO, Specsavers