Additional Training Opportunities

Wherever you are there are additional activities going on which provide valuable training. It is up to you to make the most of these, they will enhance your experience and help you pass exams. Use them!!


Oxford Additional training opportunities

Teaching

Info needed

In house teaching sessions

Tuesday 0800 Oculoplastic clinic, Mr J Norris teaching/ journal club.

Tuesday clinic: informal VR teaching, Mr Patel clinic. Contact= Mr Patel's registrar.

Thursday 13:30-14:00 Glaucoma teaching journal club. Registrars' room. Mr Salmon

ROP ward round

Monday, 0700, SCBU, VR Fellow.

Virtual retinal clinic

Tuesday, 08:45-09:15, Medical Retina clinic, Miss Downes

Diabetic screening review

Day, time, location, name and best contact details of organiser

Electrophysiology

Ad hoc teaching in Mr Elston’s Neuro-ophthalmology clinics and at formal Monday teaching once a term.

Neurology/Neuro-ophthalmology ward rounds

Tuesday 08:30 Level 2 Neurosciences ward (meet in Drs office) Mr Elston and registrar.

Stoke Mandeville Additional Training Opportunities

Teaching

Info needed

Friday am 8.00am

Informal training for ST1 doctors Please contact Bruce James

 

FFA Reporting session

n/a

Radiology reporting session

Can be arranged with Dr Meagher

ROP ward round

Can be arranged with Miss Maling

Virtual retinal clinic

Contact: Mr Sim 

kuan.sim(at)buckshealthcare.nhs.uk; c

 

Diabetic screening review

Contact: Mr David Sculfor

david.sculfor(at)buckshealthcare.nhs.uk

 

Electrophysiology

Contact: Mr Smith or Mr David Sculfor

richard.smith(at)buckshealthcare.nhs.uk;

david.sculfor(at)buckshealthcare.nhs.uk

 

Neurology/Neuro-ophthalmology ward rounds

n/a

Other joint ward rounds or clinics

Rheumatology and Neurology consultants and registrars can be contacted. Useful for brushing up general skills before an exam

Biometry Clinics

Can be arranged with Mr Sculfor

Refraction Clinics where the optometrist is happy to teach

Can be arranged with Mr Sculfor

Orthoptic Clinics where the orthoptist is happy to teach

Arrange ad hoc with orthoptists

 

Although most of the above are not formally arranged as training opportunities, the optometrists and orthoptists would be happy to teach on an individual basis if they have suitable cases and are not too busy. Take the initiative and discuss with them to find mutually suitable times. 

It is important that your ensure good attendance at the formal teaching session in Oxford on Monday afternoons.

 

 Reading and Windsor Additional Training Opportunities


 Prince Charles Eye Unit

Teaching

Info needed

In house teaching sessions

Wednesdays 12.45-13.45.  Various topics.  Organised by Sofia Rokerya.  Sofia-rokerya(at)hotmail.co.uk.

Fridays 12.45-13.45. Cataract surgery teaching.  Mr Packard. Sue.linton(at)royalberkshire.nhs.uk

Thursdays 5.30-7pm Glaucoma teaching.  Miss Rao: sujatarr99(at)yahoo.com

 

 

Radiology reporting session

N/A

ROP ward round

Wednesdays 11.30-12.30 ahmedlamir(at)hotmail.com 

Virtual retinal clinic

Virtual AMD clinic by apt only (flexible time) amy.smith(at)royalerkshire.nhs.uk

Diabetic screening review

Wednesday AM/ThursdayAM/Thursday PM strictly by appointment only. Amy.smith(at)royalberkshire.nhs.uk

Electrophysiology

N/A

Neurology/Neuro-ophthalmology ward rounds

N/A

Other joint ward rounds or clinics

N/A

Biometry Clinics

Nurses led pre assessment and Biometry clinics are run daily on the ward at PCEU

Refraction Clinics where the optometrist is happy to teach

No Optometrist at PCEU. Mr Ayoubi (Associate Specialist is happy to teach refraction to juniors if agreed in advance. Gayoubi(at)hotmail.com

Orthoptic Clinics where the orthoptist is happy to teach

By appointment .  Arrange with horne.gail(at)royalberkshire.nhs.uk; buckley.myra(at)royalberkshire.nhs.uk

 

 

The in house teaching is varied and flexible.  It occurs regularly, but if a trainee is travelling to PCEU to attend the session, it is advisable to confirm it is taking place by contacting the named person above.

Many of these training opportunities are up to the trainee to arrange as per their needs.  The above contact details are to help with making the arrangements.