There will be all day teaching for all Ophthalmology trainees in the region once a month:

  1. This will usually be the 3rd Friday of each month with the exception of July, August and December.  
  2. Attendance is compulsory for all Ophthalmology trainees, unless they happen to be on Annual/Study leave or on-call at base hospital.
  3. The programme is to be based on Subspecialty themes.
  4. Ophthalmology trainees will need to put in half day study leaves for the morning sessions if they have programmed clinical commitments at base hospital. The afternoon session will replace the local teaching programme on these regional teaching days.
  5. Unless stated otherwise, all Regional Training will take place in the West of England Eye Unit library 
  6. There will be a summer break for the months of July/August, and a break for Christmas for December.
  7. Trainees are required to notify the Education Programme Coordinator if they are unable to attend 
  8. Trainees must keep a log of their attendance for ARCP purposes

All trainees are encouraged to complete feedback forms to evaluate the day. 

If you have any questions regarding the regional training days please contact the Education Programme Manager or Education Programme Coordinator.






9th November 2018 SWOS
Please note that the Uveitis Symposium is not regional teaching but trainees are encouraged to attend
14th December 2018 Refraction Course WEEU Mr Sian
18th January 2019 Retina Regional Teaching WEEU Mr Herbert
15th February 2019 Cornea & Cateract WEEU Mr Knox-Cartwright
15th March 2019 Paeds / Strabismus / Neuro WEEU Mr Benzimra
26th April 2019 Working outside the NHS WEEU Mr Quinn
17th May 2019 Wetlab / Managing Cateract Complications Torbay  
7th June 2019 SWOS Bath   
28th June 2019 ARCPs Plymouth  
Sept 2019 TBC South West Glaucoma Group meeting     
4th October 2019 Uveitis   Ms Von Lany
15th November 2019  SWOS winter meeting  Swansea  
13th December 2019  “Outside the clinic” (tips on fellowship, career in academia, successful career, etc    
Fri 17th January 2020  Cornea and cataract    Mr. Indy Sian
21st February 2020  South West Oculoplastic Surgeons meeting    
20th March 2020 Part 2 OSCE practice in WEEU    Exeter trainees
17th April 2020 Paediatric & Strabismus    Mr. Quinn/Mr. Benzimra
15th May 2020 Wetlab/DOPs    
June 2020 TBC SWOS summer meeting