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RCN Ophthalmic Nursing Conference

Through the lens of innovation

12 Nov 2022 09:00 - 16:00

20 Cavendish Square , Marylebone , London, W1G 0RN

Join us live and in-person as we explore ophthalmic nursing through the lens of innovation. Register by 31 August to receive a 15% early bird discount

Brought to you by the RCN Ophthalmic Nursing Forum, this one-day conference will provide a rare opportunity to network with your peers and showcase the latest developments and innovations to help you stay ahead in your career.

Whether you are new to ocular health or an expert in your field, this event offers a supportive environment to reflect on your practice within the wider context of ophthalmic nursing.

Learning outcomes

  • Gain insight into the wider impact of sight loss on patients, their family, carers and friends, and discover the benefits and rehabilitative value that assistive technology can offer service users.
  • Explore and identify current challenges with delivering eye care services and the latest innovations that are improving the patient experience and outcomes
  • Discuss and debate the importance of certification for visual impairment and changes to legislation to improve the process.
  • Remain professionally up to date on a range of topics including ophthalmic nursing in theatres, emergency eye triage, macular disease prevention and impact of benign essential blepharospasm (BEB).

This conference is aimed at any member of the nursing team involved in advising, treating and caring for those with ocular health needs, both in the NHS and independent sector.

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20 Cavendish Square

20 Cavendish Square is located behind John Lewis, Oxford Street.

Visitor car parking

Q-Park Oxford Street is an underground car park situated underneath Cavendish Square.  You can pre-book your parking by visiting the Q-Park website.


The nearest stations are Oxford Circus and Bond Street.


There are many buses routes that stop nearby, including the 10, 25, 55, 73, 98 and 390.


London has five major airports: London City, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton and London Stansted.

  • London Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports have dedicated express train services into central London.

  • London Heathrow and City airports are directly connected to the Tube network.

  • National Express, Easybus and Greenline coach transfers run 24 hours a day and start as low as £2 when booked in advance.

About London

For more information on London as a destination please visit; the official city guide to London.  



View our programme here.

The conference is open to all nurses, student nurses, nursing support workers and allied health professionals working in the academic, clinical, and professional setting in the UK and overseas.

Benefits of attending:

  • Accrue up to 6.5 hours of CPD to count towards your revalidation
  • Learn about latest developments within professional practice, policy and law
  • Hear from eminent keynote speakers on contemporary issues in ocular health.
  • Consider and highlight best practice at national and local level
  • Network with ophthalmic nursing professionals from across the UK with shared interests
  • Engage and network with exhibitors on new service developments and products.

Need a helping hand with securing time off or funding to attend? Please download these helpful hints and tips.






RCN members early bird rate (available until 31/08/22)




Non-RCN members early bird rate (available until 31/08/22




RCN member standard rate





Non-RCN member standard rate





Not an RCN member? Join today to qualify for preferential conference fees.


Discounts available (max one per booking) - redeemable via telephone/booking form only. 

  • 40 % discount - nursing student members (pre-registration only), associate retired RCN members, HCA’s or AP’s
  • 25% discount - Accredited RCN Trade Union Representatives
  • 10% discount - Group discount when three or more delegates book together.


Conditions and exclusions


  • Discounted offers including early bird rates cannot be combined. Only one discount can be used for each booking whether it is an individual or group booking.
  • Member: Pre-reg student, retired, health practitioner (40% discount) - this discount is strictly for RCN members. Only students that are enrolled in a pre-registration nursing programme qualify for a 40% discount
  • Discounts cannot be accumulated or redeemed when booking online.Please contact RCN Event Registration to book a discounted place


To make a booking

Online bookings are the easiest and fastest way to book 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Bookings can be made by phone with payment by credit card/Maestro, by calling: 02920546460. Lines are open from 9.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Bookings can also be made with a downloaded booking form with credit card details or payment/remittance advice emailed to


All bookings will be confirmed in writing.

You will not be registered for this event unless payment accompanies your application. Places cannot be held provisionally.

The RCN reserves the right to refuse any booking at any time.


To pay by invoice

To pay by invoice you must send all of the below to

  • A copy of the Purchase Order document from your organisation or company (we cannot process your order without it)
  • Your Finance department/accounts payable contact email address to receive an electronic copy of the invoice from us
  • A completed RCN Events Booking Form for each delegate in the booking.

Once the invoice has been raised, you will then receive confirmation of your delegate booking on the event requested. Invoices are to be paid within 30 days of the invoice being issued

If you have any queries regarding the conference please contact the Events Team via:


Tel: +44 (0)2076473577

If your query relates to a booking please contact the Registration Team directly:

Tel: +44 (0)29 2054 6460


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