Comm Eye Health Vol. 30 No. 97 2017 pp 20. Published online 12 May 2017.

In this Issue – Key community eye health messages

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Managing your own information and resources is an important element of keeping up to date.

  • Keep a paper diary or use an app
  • Compile your own library of useful articles or web links
  • Write down useful advice or tips from others
  • Use digital alerts to stay up to date
  • Keep all those CPD certificates!
© Aravind Eyecare System
© Aravind Eyecare System

Continuing to learn is good for our patients and eye health professionals

  • Produces positive change in the participant’s practice
  • Instils confidence and self-esteem
  • Facilitates the efficiency, effectiveness and quality of the eye care team
  • Assures the best outcomes for the maximum number of patients
  • Improves access to high quality eye care globally
©Dhivya Ramasamy
©Dhivya Ramasamy

Professional organisations have a responsibility to support and implement CPD by being aware that:

  • CPD is a priority and directly leads to improved patient care
  • All the relevant staff should be involved in CPD activities
  • Learning outcomes should be defined at the start
  • Barriers to learning must be overcome e.g.introducing practical demonstrations or role play
  • Good communication with staff should be a priority