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Charity offers nurses site loss learning bursary


Bursaries are being offered to ophthalmic nurses for a seminar exploring the most common cause of sight loss in the UK.

The Macular Disease Society has made the 35 bursaries available for the Elizabeth Thomas seminar, named after the charity’s founder.

The bursaries will reimburse the cost of registration and are offered on a first come first serve basis.

The seminar, which is organised by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, features expert speakers covering the latest research and treatments concerning macular disease. 

The event will take place on the 2 November at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham.

Helen Jackman, chief executive of the Macular Disease Society, said: “Ophthalmic nurses play a vital role in the care of people with macular disease, so we are delighted to be able to offer these bursaries.

“The Elizabeth Thomas seminar is a fantastic opportunity for clinical staff working with macular patients to hear the latest news from experts in the field.”

Nurses interested in claiming a bursary should register for a place through the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and then email to confirm attendance.


Readers' comments (9)

  • The sub-editor who wrote this headline perhaps needs an eye test too.....

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  • oh dear, working under too much pressure and haste without any thought. please leave the original titles written by the authors of the articles in tact. these are usually far more appropriate and help readers to gain faster access to writing in their areas of interest. nurses do not have unlimited time to trawl all of the press.

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  • Anonymous | 22-Sep-2012 11:50 am

    furthermore on first rapid glance I almost skipped the article as I thought it must be connected with a website before reading a bit further to see what it was really about.

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  • Pity the editors (or is it subeditors) don't seem to know the difference between 'site' and 'sight' - pretty crucial to an article like this don't you think?

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  • Anonymous | 22-Sep-2012 5:21 pm

    I am sure they do. it was just a careless misprint that wasn't checked.

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  • Such carelessness can be important in our professions - such things should be checked!

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  • maybe they were relying on their spell chequer

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  • Rupert Fawdry | 24-Sep-2012 9:31 am

    the spell chequer comes up with very intwesting alternatives sometimes - can be a good sauce of amuzement!
    Not to mention Goggle Translator - but if i use these I always dubble cheque afterwards so as not to make a fool of Meself!

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  • perhaps they are setting a 'president' for spelling

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