Event Overview

One Day Essentials are full-day online clinical conferences, available free-of-charge to all RCGP members, offering a minimum of 126 hours of CPD per year. All conferences are broadcast live and all session recordings and presentation slides are available to access from RCGP eLearning for up to nine months after the conference (we endeavour to upload content as quickly as possible after the conference, but it typically takes one to two weeks).

There are almost 2 million people in the UK of all ages living with sight loss. It is predicted the number of people in the UK with sight loss is set to increase in line with ageing population raising the figure to nearly 4 million people by 2050. Annually, eye health accounts for 4.5 million GP consultations, and costs the UK economy £26bn each year.

For some GPs, this area of medicine is replete with uncertainty. Given the relatively short exposure to ophthalmology during training, there may be anxieties over diagnostic or management uncertainty. We hope that this interactive day will attenuate some of those worries. Eminent and engaging specialists help us review the important topics so that you are able to implement positive changes to your practice straight away.

Topics Include:

  • Neuro-opthalmology in general practice
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataract
  • Macular degeneration
  • Eye problems in paediatrics
  • Diabetes in the eye
  • Red eye

Learning Objectives:

  • A structured programme of teaching the helps to decrease uncertainty around eye health
  • Improved knowledge of how to diagnose and manage many common eye conditions
  • Gain a deeper insight into all the key ophthalmology topics

Conference Chair

Dr Waqaar Shah, RCGP Clinical Expert in Eye Health


RCGP member: free
Non RCGP member: £195