Pharmaceutical company Bayer HealthCare launched its new awards programme, Bayer Ophthalmology Honours, at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists’ Annual Congress today (18 May).
The awards have been launched to recognise and celebrate ‘outstanding work in ophthalmology’ in the UK and are supported by the Macular Society and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).
The awards will identify exceptional initiatives that demonstrate clinical excellence and innovation in ophthalmology. Entries will be judged by a steering committee and other experts in ophthalmology.
The five categories for this year’s awards will include: Best ophthalmology team, Best patient support or education initiative, Best ophthalmology care innovation, Outstanding ophthalmology nurse or allied health professional and Ophthalmology unsung hero.
Medical director of ophthalmology at Bayer HealthCare, Dr Jackie Napier, said: “Initiatives such as the Bayer Ophthalmology Honours have been developed to recognise excellent patient care and those who deliver it, in order to support and facilitate the sharing of innovation within the clinical community. We hope that this awards programme will be of great value and will continue to support the ophthalmology community for years to come.”
Entries are welcome from anyone working in ophthalmology in the UK and the deadline for applications is 21 August, 2015. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 2 December.
For more information and to enter, visit the awards programme website.