Ophthalmic Nursing Forum

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

Mary Shaw, Chair of the Ophthalmic Nursing Forum

Dear Forum Member,

Welcome to the last forum update of the year.

I am very pleased to introduce you to our three new committee members: Roxanne Crosby-Nwaobi, who works at Mooorfields; Juliat Burns, who works in the ophthalmic unit at Warrington NHS Trust; and finally, Penelope Stanford who works at the University of Manchester. I am sure that they will all provide a valuable contribution to the work of the forum. 

Sadly, we have to say good bye to Sandra Taylor and Helen Juckes Hughes, both of whom are stepping down after completing their terms of office. Thanks to you both for your contributions.

The committee has a planning meeting in January to map the work ahead for 2015. We are organising ourselves for the RCN Congress which is in Bournemouth in 2015. In addition, we are beginning to get things moving for our 2015 forum conference, which we hope to hold in autumn 2015. We will let you have the date for this as soon as we have it confirmed. 

Many thanks to those members of the committee and members of the forum itself who have been representing the forum on a variety of committees, including Vision 2020, Department of Health Eye Health Forum, RCO guidance development groups and NICE consultations.

May I wish you all a peaceful time over the busy holiday period. 

Best wishes

Mary Shaw
Chair, RCN Ophthalmic Nursing Forum

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