Courses for nurses and allied health professionals

We offer a wide range of short courses for nurses and allied health professionals, many virtual and self-paced to fit around your working commitments.

We continue to enable non-medical staff to learn new skills and take on responsibilities previously within the remit only of doctors. This ensures that everyone’s professional expertise is used to the best effect and provides improvements to patient care. For example, some nurses at Moorfields are now qualified to administer intravitreal injections to patients with wet age-related macular degeneration – a service previously provided only by medical staff – while others are trained to provide laser treatment for posterior capsular opacification, a common side-effect of cataract surgery.

 

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Short courses

Basic slit lamp and Goldmann tonometry study day

Basic slit lamp and Goldmann tonometry study day
The basic slit lamp and Goldmann tonometry study day are designed to provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of the slit lamp anterior segment eye examination and Goldmann tonometry including its history, theory and practical applications.
Start Date: Saturday 20 April 2024
£200.00 0 spaces available

Joint vitreo retinal and ocular oncology symposium for nurses and AHPs

Joint vitreo retinal and ocular oncology symposium for nurses and AHPs
The Joint vitreo retinal and ocular oncology symposium for nurses and allied health professionals will provide attendees with up-to-date knowledge of vitreo retinal and ocular oncology conditions and treatments as well as new innovations across both specialities.
£250.00

Biometry study day

Biometry study day
This one-day in-person study day has been designed to meet the training needs of nurses, nursing associates, technicians, and anyone with an interest to improve their knowledge and understanding of biometry and its calculation and reading a biometry report.
Start Date: Friday 1 March 2024
£350.00 0 spaces available

Botulinum toxin: Is it injector error, side effects or complications

Botulinum toxin: Is it injector error, side effects or complications
This course is designed to improve clinical practice and improve the treatment, management and administration of botulinum toxin for blepharospasm, hemifacial spasm, bells palsy, gustatory lacrimation and entropion.
£250.00

Cataract, medical retina and disc assessment

Cataract, medical retina and disc assessment
This course includes a mixture of online learning and in-person practical skills training and as been designed to meet the training needs of band 6’s and 7s who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in disease recognition, management and intervention of cataract, medical retina and disc assessment.
Start Date: Monday 29 April 2024
£400.00 8 spaces available

Children's eyes: An introduction

Children's eyes: An introduction

This self-paced online course aims to introduce the learner basic concepts of paediatric ophthalmology, in order to give them confidence when approaching children.

£450.00

An introduction to data science for clinicians

An introduction to data science for clinicians

This self-paced online course introduces clinicians to data science and provides them with an overview of data science in a clinical context, along with basic skills to handle data. The course gives a broad insight into data science and its application on real data, including artificial intelligence.

£350.00

e-ILS (Immediate Life Support) course

e-ILS (Immediate Life Support) course
e-ILS is a flexible way of learning skills in Immediate Life Support, and blends e-learning with face-to-face workshops. An e-ILS course provides a variety of skills, from managing a deteriorating patient, identifying causes and treating cardiac arrest, to improving abilities as both a team member and leader.
Start Date: Wednesday 20 March 2024
£160.00 6 spaces available

e-PILS (Paediatric Immediate Life Support) course

e-PILS (Paediatric Immediate Life Support) course
e-PILS is a flexible way of learning skills in Immediate Life Support, and blends e-learning with face-to-face workshops. An e-PILS course provides a variety of skills, from managing a deteriorating patient, identifying causes and treating cardiac arrest, to improving abilities as both a team member and leader.
Start Date: Thursday 14 March 2024
£160.00 6 spaces available

Enhanced ophthalmic imaging techniques (OVS4)

Enhanced ophthalmic imaging techniques (OVS4)

This virtual self-paced coursewill provide OVS associates, senior opthalmic technicians and OVS practitioners with in-depth knowledge of advanced imaging techniques and pathology patterns in ophthalmology.

£600.00

Eye emergencies for the non-ophthalmologist

Eye emergencies for the non-ophthalmologist
A short course aiming to give the non-ophthalmologist the knowledge, skills and confidence to evaluate and where appropriate to manage common ocular ophthalmology emergencies.
Start Date: Tuesday 12 March 2024
£175.00 0 spaces available

Glaucoma level 1 (College of Optometrists Professional Certificate in Glaucoma)

Glaucoma level 1 (College of Optometrists Professional Certificate in Glaucoma)

Note: This course is currently not accredited by the College of Optometrists. The accreditation process for this course is currently ongoing with the College.

This introductory course in glaucoma aims to provide you with the understanding of the condition as well as the knowledge and skills to evaluate a patient who may have glaucoma. It further aims to provide additional specialist knowledge and skills for monitoring patients with diagnosed ocular hypertension (OHT) and suspect open angle glaucoma (OAG) who have an established management plan. You will require to have an intermediate slit lamp skills. This course is designed to suit busy professionals through blended learning that will be carried out 100% online through lectures, forum activities and webinars. This will be supplemented by face to face learning for the practical skills element of the course.

Start Date: Monday 20 January 2025
£1,200.00 39 spaces available

Lacrimal assessment for nursing & allied professionals study day

Lacrimal assessment for nursing & allied professionals study day
This course will educate nurses and allied health professionals on lacrimal examination and investigation. You will learn through a combination of lectures and practical instruction.
£300.00

The macula course

The macula course
A four-day course providing a comprehensive and up-to-date review of retinal and macular diseases and their management. Attend in person or online.
Start Date: Monday 3 June 2024
£820.00

Medical retina level 1 (College of Optometrists Professional Certificate in Medical Retina)

Medical retina level 1 (College of Optometrists Professional Certificate in Medical Retina)

Note: This course is currently not accredited by the College of Optometrists. The accreditation process for this course is currently ongoing with the College.

This course aims to provide the knowledge of common medical retina conditions and includes topics covering screening, referral and possible treatment pathways, with an emphasis on optical coherence tomography (OCT) interpretation and diabetic retinopathy grading. It also aims to provide you with the knowledge and skills to make accurate and appropriate referral decisions for patients with medical retina conditions and prepares you to commence working under supervision in medical retina new patient triage clinics, AMD treatment-retreatment clinics and to work in photography based diabetic retinopathy screening services. This course is designed to suit busy professionals through blended learning. It is delivered online and supplemented by face to face component.

Start Date: Monday 18 March 2024
£1,200.00 28 spaces available

Non-medical intravitreal injection course

Non-medical intravitreal injection course

This highly sought after course is aimed at clinicians working in an ophthalmic or medical retina setting, focusing on the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion and diabetic oedema.

Start Date: Thursday 25 April 2024
£600.00 0 spaces available

Ocular emergencies level 1

Ocular emergencies level 1

This course aims to provide optometrists and allied ophthalmic health professionals with the skills and knowledge required to enable autonomous and/or supervised working within an ophthalmic emergency setting.

Start Date: Monday 5 February 2024
£1,250.00

Oculoplastic nursing and allied professionals study day

Oculoplastic nursing and allied professionals study day

This one day in-person course is designed to improve clinical practice and knowledge by highlighting new ways of working within this specialty. It discusses the management of various oculoplastic conditions and the role of nurses and other allied health professionals in delivering an excellent service..

£200.00

Ophthalmic emergency study day

Ophthalmic emergency study day
This study day aims to upskill ophthalmic practitioners in the triaging, assessment and management of emergency eye conditions. Suitable for ophthalmic nurses, advanced clinical practitioners in primary and secondary centres, ophthalmic nurse practitioners, allied health professionals and those who are interested in ophthalmology.
Start Date: Saturday 9 March 2024
£420.00 0 spaces available

Ophthalmic practitioner training: Peripheral fundus and vitreoretinal emergencies

Ophthalmic practitioner training: Peripheral fundus and vitreoretinal emergencies
This course will ensure attendees become more confident in diagnosing and managing vitreoretinal emergencies. It will help Allied Health Professionals to streamline the patient pathway more effectively by recognising urgent conditions that need to be referred as well as non-urgent conditions that do not require a referral.
Start Date: Wednesday 24 April 2024
£50.00

Ophthalmic technicians introduction course (OVS3)

Ophthalmic technicians introduction course (OVS3)

This virtual self-paced course has been specifically designed to take individuals with no experience in ophthalmology or ophthalmic clinical practice to enable them to reach a level that they can productively join a non-medical professional ophthalmic team.

£250.00

Paediatric glaucoma – all you need to know

Paediatric glaucoma – all you need to know
This one-day hybrid course will cover all the basic aspects of paediatric glaucoma and a look to the future in terms of genetic aspects and all the support that can be given to families.
Start Date: Wednesday 20 March 2024
£395.00 17 spaces available

Moorfields Refractive one-day course

Moorfields Refractive one-day course
This one-day hybrid course has been developed with the purpose of teaching how to approach a vision correction patient and learning all options available from laser to non-laser refractive surgery and therefore enable surgeons to treat patients with the best possible customised approach.
Start Date: Friday 12 April 2024
£300.00 42 spaces available