About this event

  • Date and time Thu 14 Feb 2019 from 5:30pm to 10:30pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Ophthalmology

All doctors see patients of working age on a daily basis, but how many of us stop to consider the impact that our patient’s health problems can have on their ability to work safely and efficiently, or how we could help them to overcome any difficulties that they may be experiencing in the workplace?

Employers have a duty of care to their employees and a range of responsibilities under employment and disability legislation, but they need expert guidance to be able to support them.

This meeting will examine how ophthalmic problems can impact our patient’s fitness to work, and will focus on ways we can collaborate with colleagues to help patients with visual impairments to continue working safely and enable them to continue playing an active economic role in society.

Topics include:

  • Update knowledge about current DVLA driving standards
  • Improve knowledge about disability legislation and reasonable adjustments
  • Hear from a patient about her experience of working with a visual impairment
  • Consider adjustments that might be advised on examples of cases seen in practice

Key speakers

Dr Inigo Perez

DVLA Doctor, Swansea

Dr Andrew Millman

Consultant Occupational Physician, York Hospital

Ms Jane Kolton

Senior IT Manager, TSYS York

Dr Robin Cordell

President of Occupational Medicine Section, RSM


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Registration, tea and coffee
Welcome and introduction

Mr Nick Lee, President, Ophthalmology Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Visual disorders and fitness to drive

Dr Inigo Perez, DVLA Doctor, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

Your patients and the law

Dr Andrew Millman, Consultant Occupational Physician, York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

An introduction to London Vision

Cathy Low, CEO, London Vision

My journey to the new normal

Ms Jane Kolton, Senior IT Manager, Total System Services, York

The working eye – examples from occupational health practice

Dr Robin Cordell, Consultant Occupational Physician, Cordell Health Ltd

Close of meeting
Drinks reception


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom