Kevin Wallace

GOC IP renewal

 Posted by at 10:28  1 Response »
Jan 112018
 
There were some issues (I think 2 years ago?) where some IPs didn’t get the renewal form from the GOC. Hopefully you just got an email but if you didn’t you can complete the short online form here – https://www.optical.org/en/Registration/Renewing_your_registration/independent-prescribing-specialty-renewal.cfm Takes 2 minutes which is nice. (obviously you still have to complete the regular form [...]

GOC IP renewal

 Posted by at 17:19  1 Response »
Jan 312017
 
A few folks missed the email last year – but if you remember you need to renew your regular GOC registration (you’ve got another month) and then separately complete the online form for IP registration. You can get the info here – https://www.optical.org/en/Registration/Renewing_your_registration/independent-prescribing-specialty-renewal.cfm
Sep 212015
 
http://www.optometry.co.uk/news-and-features/news/?article=7740 The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has issued a recall notice for batches of Lacri-Lube eye ointment. The recall notice relates to 5g and 3.5g pack sizes, which manufacturer Allergan is recalling due to complaints of black particles on or around the nozzle of the tube. The particles are believed to be [...]
Nov 052014
 
This urgent notice was released by the MHRA yesterday http://www.mhra.gov.uk/home/groups/is-md/documents/drugalert/con471150.pdf They found metal particles in Aciclovir 3% ointment so have recalled it. It looks like there will not be much available for about 6/12. I can’t imagine many of us keep it in stock but we need to be aware so that there’s not a [...]
May 072014
 
Just saw a patient who I’ve seen a few times over the years – blepharitis pretty under control with diligent lid hygiene but last year I wrote ?demodex in his records. Decided to have a good go today and I caught one! Got a good look at it through my slitlamp but couldn’t get a [...]
Nov 302012
 
Just curious. I thought this would happen more than it has. I qualified about 8/12 ago and have written a fair number of prescriptions – don’t have the number with me but it will be at least 150 – and this week was the first time a pharmacist has phoned to query – not the [...]

HZO?

 Posted by at 14:04  10 Responses »
Nov 092012
 
Anyone got any good experience of Zoster? I’ve had 2 this week. The first had the textbook facial rash (nothing on tip of nose) and her cornea was clear. GP had started aciclovir within about 36 hours so I said I would see her in 5/7 to check her eyes but phone with any problems… [...]