A&E clinical skills lab

This half-day in-person clinical skills course will provide an opportunity for comprehensive simulated training for essential clinical skills in emergency eye care.

Featured Topics
We will cover 7 core curriculum competencies:
  • Lateral canthotomy & cantholysis
  • Tap and Inject
  • Corneal Glue
  • Corneal Scrape
  • Removal of Corneal Foreign Body
  • Managing Chemical Injury
  • Corneal Impression Membrane Cytology

The course will be delivered by Moorfields Consultants and Fellows/Senior trainees.

Course Directors:

  • Dr Gordon Hay, A&E Service Director
  • Dr Tara Bader, Consultant in A&E and Medical Education
Who is this course for?

This course is intended for clinicians, trainees and students who are interested in developing their emergency eye care clinical skills as well as anyone wishing to refresh and update their skills.


A certificate of attendance will be awarded at the end of the study day.

This course is kindly supported by:

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Date Location Time Seats Price
15/05/2024 The Education Hub, 15 Ebenezer Street, London, N1 7NH 13:15 to 17:00 0 Fully booked Join Waiting List

Course fees


Taught by


Gordon Hay

Gordon Hay has worked in Ocular Oncology for 20 years. He first worked with Mr John Hungerford & Dr Judith Kingston in the Ocular Oncology and Retinoblastoma Services at Bart's Hospital having undertaken his basic training in Ophthalmology/Ocular Oncology at Barts & The London. Dr Hay then had a career break in Australia - where he spent several years as a single-handed flying doctor and rural Medical Superintendent and Government Medical Officer in Queensland. He returned to the UK in 2004 to take up a post in Adult Ocular Oncology at Barts Hospital. In January 2015 he moved to the world-renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital where he specialises in A&E (Emergency Ophthalmology) and Ocular Oncology - working in Mandeep Sagoo’s Professorial Ocular Oncology Unit. For many years Dr Hay ran the Ophthalmology component of the Cambridge Graduate Course in Medicine. He also has 16 years' experience of teaching/lecturing to Ophthalmology trainees, Optometrists and GPs on all aspects of clinical care and examination skills. Gordon has been the clinical director of the Emergency Department since November 2019. He lectures widely to Ophthalmic trainees and optometrists on Ocular Oncology and A&E in the United Kingdom. He also has a keen interest in primary care ophthalmology and Community Optometry Service Delivery and is a keen proponent in up-skilling in the community setting. Gordon is the Service Director for A&E/Urgent Care Services at Moorfields Eye Hospital and in February 2020, was appointed Deputy Director of Education at UCL Institute of Ophthalmology. He also lectures on the UCL M.Sc. in Ophthalmology Course in Emergency Ophthalmology and Ocular Oncology and runs the UCL Summer School in Ophthalmology. Dr Hay has won numerous awards over the past few years in his A&E role and has successfully transitioned his department into the digital sphere. Moorfields A&E Has garnered 5 major national awards for Emergency Eye care - including Health Service Journal Top A&E department in the UK, Second top for trainee education in the UK, and UCL as top higher institution in the world to study ophthalmology. He is a keen proponent in upskilling ancillary staff and has incorporated advanced nursing and optometrists practitioners into the A&E setting. His department has also won three digital awards for the Attend Anywhere virtual A&E service. In September 2022 he became Associate Professor at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology.

Tara Bader

Tara Bader graduated in 2009 from the University of Leeds Medical school, having also undertaken an intercalated BSc in Anatomy and Human Sciences at Kings College London. Her foundation years medical training was with the South Thames Foundation School, including an Academic post at St George’s. Dr Bader also completed her Ophthalmic Specialist Training in South Thames, with rotations at Moorfields St George’s. In the latter part of her training she focused on Emergency Eye Care, after she designed and undertook a TSC in this subspecialty. Tara is a committee member of the British Emergency Eye Care Society and is now a Consultant working in Moorfields Emergency and Urgent Care services. Tara is currently undertaking a PG cert in Medical Education and is the A&E Education Lead for Undergraduate medical education for Barts & The London & UCL Medical Schools. She is also the Education lead for the Post Graduate Education division within the emergency department. She is the RCOphth Emergency Eye Care Programme Editor for the Inspire online learning platform. Tara is keen to pursue her interests in medical education and digital transformation.