MiniPAC returns

Specsavers has confirmed a series of online MiniPAC events, alongside 10 face-to-face sessions

A man, Neil Retallic, with short brown hair smiling and wearing a blue and white chequered shirt

Specsavers will offer practitioners free online continuing professional development (CPD) through its Mini Professional Advancement Conferences (MiniPACs) that return between March and June this year.

The online sessions, which are open to all optical practitioners, including self-employed and non-Specsavers clinicians, will cover topics including myopia management, dispensing, presbyopia, a day in the life of an independent prescriber, living with low vision, and domiciliary practice.

They will be delivered in a range of formats, such as discussion workshops, provider-led peer review and lectures with discussion. Specsavers added that sessions will be accredited for all four CPD domains, as well as providing contact lens optician and therapeutic optometrist specialist domains.

Head of professional development at Specsavers, Neil Retallic, said: “Our mission is to change lives through better sight and improving access to care, and the MiniPAC series form part of that mission by supporting the clinical development of colleagues across the wider sector to serve our patients and support the NHS.”

In addition to the online sessions, the MiniPAC series includes 10 face-to-face sessions between February and June that are designed for colleagues and locums for the multiple. These sessions will make stops in Cardiff, Manchester, Swindon, Leeds, Glasgow, Dublin, Belfast, Exeter, Newcastle and London.

For more information, visit the Specsavers website