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BOPSS Bye-laws

Article 1. Conditions of membership (Dec 2018) 1.1 Eligibility 1.1.1  Full member – Consultant ophthalmologists with a significant oculoplastic sub-specialty interest, who are committed to the practice, research and teaching of eyelid, lacrimal and orbital surgery; who have evidence of this through their clinical practice, research, publications, presentations and teaching, which satisfies the Membership Advisory Committee and the Executive Committee. Full membership is applicable to surgeons who are primarily based in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, and whose main employment [...]

Membership Overview

(Updated Dec 2018) BOPSS has five types of membership: Full members: Consultant ophthalmologists with a significant oculoplastic sub-specialty interest, who are committed to the practice, research and teaching of eyelid, lacrimal and orbital surgery; who have evidence of this through their clinical practice, research, publications, presentations and teaching, which satisfies the Membership Advisory Committee and the Executive Committee. Full membership is applicable to surgeons who are primarily based in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, and whose main employment [...]

GDPR Updates

Updated November 2018 This page documents the recent updates and on-going work in light of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We (BOPSS www.bopss.co.uk and website support team at MediSites www.medisites.co.uk) refer to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website for guidance https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/ and the Official Journal of the European Union for EU regulation https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R0679&from=EN GDPR is a practical approach on how to handle all different aspects of data security. GDPR affects any data that could be used to personally identify someone (any EU citizen), eg names, emails, [...]

Privacy policy

BOPSS privacy policy Last updated September 2018 Introduction 1.1 We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and society members. 1.2 This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors and service users; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data. How we use your personal data 2.1 In this Section 2 we have set out: (a) the general categories of personal [...]

Subscription payments

Subscriptions are renewed each year in July after the annual meeting to cover members up to the end of the next year’s meeting. Update: 2018 You can now pay annual subscriptions by direct debit (via the GoCardless service). Direct Debit is the simplest and most convenient way for you to pay regular and occasional bills. More info can be found here. If your credit card has expired at WorldPay then you can easily switch to direct debit by logging in and going [...]

BOPSS/RCOphth Proposed Statement for Periocular skin cancer

The Improving Outcomes Guidance document 45depublished by NICE has clearly defined the referral route for high-risk skin cancers, highlighting the important and specific role of oculoplastics surgeons in the management of tumours arising around the eye.1 The biological behavior of periocular skin cancer can be different to other cutaneous malignancies. Early detection of skin cancer at this complex anatomical site is enhanced by examination on a slit lamp biomicroscope (providing good magnification and lighting), which is normally only available in [...]

Payment options

The annual subscription is payable by credit card When you complete the subscription payment details via WorldPay, a yearly direct debit will automatically be established using the card details you enter. You will therefore not be required to make a manual payments in the future, as annual subscriptions will automatically be collected by WorldPay (in July each year to cover the following 12 months). No change to the annual subscription will be made without the agreement of BOPSS members at the AGM. [...]

Membership Application

In order to become a member of BOPSS, you need to submit an application and supporting documentation.  Please fill in the webform below and attach the PDF documents as requested on the form. Documentation required for Full Membership: CV, Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) or Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or Certificate of Eligibility of Specialist Registration (CEST) and a summary of experience document. More information about membership categories can be found in the Bye-laws. Benefits of membership Membership of a prestigious society Orbit Journal full on-line [...]

Membership Overview

BOPSS has four types of membership: Full members: United Kingdom and Irish specialist ophthalmologists with a significant oculoplastic sub-specialty interest Associate members: oculoplastic specialists from other countries or non-oculoplastic specialists involved in oculoplastic surgery. i.e. someone who is an accredited oculoplastic surgeon but who is working abroad or who trained abroad and is working in the UK but not yet obtained Certificate of Eligibility of Specialist Registration (CEST) Honorary members: specialist ophthalmologists who have been members for at least three years and who have [...]

About BOPSS

BOPSS, the British Oculoplastic Surgery Society, was founded in 2000 with the aim of bringing together surgeons in the United Kingdom and Ireland who share a major interest in oculoplastic surgery (ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, orbital and lacrimal surgery, and aesthetic (cosmetic) eyelid and facial surgery). Oculoplastic surgery is also known as oculo-facial surgery. Richard Collin, Brian Leatherbarrow and Jane Olver, the Founding Executive Committee, met at the Winter Meeting of the European Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive [...]