EHEW training and validation May 2019

Abergele Hospital
Sasha Macken

This event is for optometrists wishing to deliver Eye Health Examination Wales (EHEW) services. Any fully qualified optometrist, with a GOC-01- number, registered to practice in Wales can be accredited to provide EHEW examinations.

If you would like to become accredited, please book your place on the event. You will be contacted for further practice information and then given access to complete the CET approved on-line lectures and corresponding MCQs. Please note: All MCQs must be successfully completed at least 3 days before the event occurrs. For more information, please contact Emma Bolton: BoltonE1@cardiff.ac.uk 

The contact day commences 5pm and conclude by 8.30pm. The order of the workshop, peer discussion and assessment (if required) will be allocated on the night. There are 6 interactive CET points.

  • EHEW services peer discussion group - mandatory
  • Corneal foreign body removal workshop - mandatory
  • MECS/EHEW assessment - if required

The assessment is in the form of five OSCEs, each takes 6 minutes. The OSCEs are based on the MECS distance learning lectures.

OSCE stations

  • Station 1 - Volk BIO
  • Station 2 - Patient interaction
  • Station 3 & 4 - Structured Oral’s
  • Station 5 - Referral

Practice makes perfect - The only practical element in the OSCEs is the slit lamp Volk BIO station, it is expected that you regularly practice this examination technique on your routine, un-dilated patients.

Thu 23rd May 2019
Time Title Spaces Status

Arrival and Registration

15 Mins


EHEW services peer discussion group

90 Mins

17 / 24

Booking Closed

New Accreditation EHEW / MECS OSCE

90 Mins

5 / 10

Booking Closed

New Accreditation EHEW / MECS OSCE

90 Mins

10 / 10

Booking Closed

EHEW 2019. Corneal Foreign Body Removal Workshop (AOP/FODO approved for use of needles and Algerbrush/burrs provided the Optometrist works within their competence and experience levels and in line with guidance from the College of Optometrists).

75 Mins, 3 CET

33 / 40

Booking Closed


0 Mins