Nursing

Moorfields Eye Hospital Trust school of nursing offers a wide range of study days, short courses, workshops and bespoke trainings. 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.

Courses can be purchased online however, we also offer E-Learning and can provide bespoke training to suit your needs.

Dependant on your requirements, we can train your staff either within our classrooms at Moorfields or within your own site. For further information, please email us schoolofnursingtraining@moorfields.nhs.uk

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Short courses

Nurse-led Intravitreal Injection Service - Live online

Nurse-led Intravitreal Injection Service - Live online

This virtual course takes place over two half-days and 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: Wednesday 17th November 2021
£300.00 8 spaces available

Telemedicine: Going beyond setting up virtual clinics

Telemedicine: Going beyond setting up virtual clinics
This course introduces practical guidance on how to set up, implement, and support a medical retina virtual clinic in the context of the NHS long-term plan which emphasises the use of eHealth and telemedicine systems to address the global health challenge of eye disease. It then goes further to look at additional topics such as retinal screening and AI application, telemedicine for eyelids and anterior segment, telemedicine experience around the world and digital exclusion. The course comprises both self-paced and live online elements.
Start Date: Monday 9th August 2021
£400.00 6 spaces available

Cataract, Medical Retina and Disc Assessment

Cataract, Medical Retina and Disc Assessment
Start Date: Friday 1st October 2021
£400.00 19 spaces available

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

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

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 85% online and supplemented by face to face learning.

Start Date:
£1,150.00

Intensive Glaucoma CET Course

Intensive Glaucoma CET Course

A one day virtual course to refresh your knowledge in key areas of glaucoma. This short course will give you a better understanding of how certain examinations play a part in the management of Glaucoma. You will also gain up to date information on the surgical management & treatment of glaucoma. You will be taught by expert consultant ophthalmologists from Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Start Date: Thursday 16th September 2021
£100.00 31 spaces available

Ophthalmic Technicians Introduction Course

Ophthalmic Technicians Introduction Course

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.

Start Date:
£250.00

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.

Start Date:
£450.00 4 spaces available

Cataract Short Course

Cataract Short Course

This couse will cover the anatomy and physiology of the lens with an overview of normal lens development and developmental defects. The curriculum will be based on the guidelines outlined by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists in The Ophthalmic Common Clinical Competency Framework. It will provide you with the knowledge and skills to appropriately manage patients with cataract in hospital and the community.

Start Date:
£1,150.00

Medical Retina Level 1 (College of Optometrists Professional Certificate in Medical Retina)

Medical Retina Level 1 (College of Optometrists Professional Certificate in Medical Retina)

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 4th October 2021
£1,150.00