After the public ding-dong between the College president and a couple of enthusiastic IP optoms in community, I thought it might be interesting to see what others views are on the points raised. e.g. What does IP allow us to do? How do we define the limits of our competence? What happens if we do [...]
Hi Guys, I seem to remember in the distant past several of you were discussing possible cqc registration. It looks like we will have to do it if I’m to start doing my intra-vitreal injections in our practices. Any of you done this and have any info you can share on how to avoid any [...]
Just spoke to the GOC because I had not received IP Speciality Retention forms this year. They confirm they have not/are not sending them out this year, but do want it downloaded, completed and returned by the 15th ! Anyone not done this yet I propose you crack on and do so ! The form is here https://www.optical.org/en/Registration/registration-forms.cfm
I had this email from a non-IP optom recently who asked me to post here for opionions: I heard from a prescribing pharmacist the other day that the cost of fusidic acid eye drops increased from about £4 to £40 last year. I was wondering, if you use it much, what you’d replace it with? [...]
Does anybody have any idea, how many Rx’s IP’s should write to remain on the IP register? On speaking generally to IP colleagues between 10-20. Are ther any specifics the GOC stipulate? I haven’t come across any yet.
Does anyone have any experience setting up a minor procedures room or know where to get some information on doing it? Looking at options. Merci
From speaking to the NHS prescription monitoring people, it seems that they are very keen to see CHI numbers on all GP10 OP (5) prescriptions. I must say, I wasn’t always doing this, but I’ve tried to comply over the last month or so! This can be a bit time consuming as it involves logging [...]
Not sure if any of you have seen this. Just interesting re licensed vs non-licensed. http://www.gmc-uk.org/news/26457.asp This is the first time I have seen this reference to a Polish case as I thought the arbiter was actually down to indemnity (which as the NHS doesn’t insure (couldn’t afford it) may not be that relevant after all.
Just a thought about a common source of uncertainty for IP optoms and with the Scottish IP Formulary due out soon it might be worth considering how this picture looks nationwide. Quite frequently patients are prescribed or supplied with ocular lubricants & subsequently request that the successful product (e.g. Systane) be added to their repeat [...]
Following on from Irfans post regarding the scope of AOP indemnity for IP optoms, Jane has kindly offered to discuss this further with the AOP legal team and get something more concrete in terms of advice for IP optoms. Please can you post the issues you would especially like advice on plus any outcomes you [...]