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Hospital or High Street optometry?

Pre-reg optometrist, Bhargavi Zinzuwadia, discusses the importance of communication as she prepares for the final hurdle of the pre-reg year

06 Aug 2018 by Bhargavi Zinzuwadia, Laurence Derbyshire

'Bhargavi, work hard, keep focused and enjoy the journey,’ is what my supervisor said to me during week one of the pre-registration period. Little did I know how fast the journey would go as I now enter the final stage of the programme.

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    Nicholas Rumney

    Actually in an ideal world its should and could be both. There is little at the top end of the scope of practice that is different; MECS, Casualty, Medical Retina Glaucoma all can take please in either assuming appropriate governance in place. Some things done in the HES really ought to be devolved out; casualty triage, post-cats, enhanced glaucoma refinement of referral, stable glaucoma and OHT monitoring. The only big differences are in things like consent listing for surgery, into VEGf injection and laser (like YAG).

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