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Welcome to the RCN Ophthalmic Nursing Forum from the Chair - Mary Shaw 

Mary Shaw, Chair of the Ophthalmic Nursing ForumDear forum member,

The committee has yet to meet to plan activities for the next 12 months but we shall be doing so shortly.

We have plans to represent your selves at this year’s RCN Congress, which is being held once again in Liverpool. It is a great opportunity to listen to debates and discussions as well as an opportunity to meet with ‘old friends’.  Contact me if you are interested in attending.

Members of the committee and forum members have been busy in the last few months representing you on a variety of national groups including Vision 2020 and Department of Health Eye Health Forum. In addition they have been responding to NICE consultations on treatments for eye disease.

The Ophthalmic Nursing Forum is collaborating to RNIB NB Magazine on an event to be held in London on the 21st March. Look on the RNIB web site for further details of this exciting event at rnib.org.uk/nbmagazine . For your information, the NB magazine if subscription free to nurses and healthcare professionals.

There is still time to apply for the joint RCN/IGA research grant award. The closing date is 28th March and details are available on our home page.

Shortly, the notifications will be going out looking for expressions of interest in becoming a committee member. If you want to find out more, do not hesitate to contact me.

Mary Shaw

Chair, RCN Ophthalmic Nursing Forum

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