Information for professionals

Referrals

To refer a child to our service, please send a referral within our office hours (see opening times).

If a patient needs to be seen outside the office hours of the Eye Department, they will need to be reviewed by the on-call Ophthalmologist at Birmingham and Midlands Eye Centre.

Fellowships and training

We have two deanery run-through trainees from the West Midlands Postgraduate School of Ophthalmology. We offer a TSC (trainee selected component) post within the same deanery. Our fellowship programme has continued to grow within the last five years. We have two post-CCT fellowship posts which attract international and UK applicants.

Work experience

If you are interested in doing some work experience with us, please email your name, age, school, telephone contact number and date availability to bwc.eyedepartment@nhs.net.

Teaching

Our department provides teaching for deanery trainees, orthoptic and optometry undergraduates, and other health professionals within the hospital. Our consultant team has lead on delivery of educational events within our specialty at Royal College of Ophthalmologists educational events such as annual seminars and sub-specialty days at Annual Congress.

Resources for professionals

Guidance on the assessment and management of common ophthalmic conditions can be found below.

Our downloadable guidelines are intended to act as a quick reference guide to enable care to continue in the community, where applicable.

The recommendations contained in these guidelines are not exhaustive; and do not indicate an exclusive course of action, or serve as a standard of medical care.  Although we will aim to develop guidelines based on the current best practice/best available evidence, both of these things change.  The interpretation and application of clinical guidelines will remain the responsibility of the individual clinician. 

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