BSHAA, Professional Development In Hearing Care

BSHAA Professional Development Day At The Gomersal Park Hotel, Cromwell Suite

BSHAA, The British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists for my American readers,  have a professional development day coming up that I think will be well worth attending for both members and non members. The day long conference will be held on Saturday the 15th of September 2012.

The day is packed with some really interesting lectures, not the least of which is an early morning lecture on AQP, Any Qualified Provider.

‘Any Qualified Provider’ allows patients to choose from a range of providers all of whom meet NHS standards and price. It is believed that greater patient choice and control will result in better care and improved access, outcomes and experience for all. AQP is a huge opportunity for Independent Hearing Aid Dispensers, but on first inspection the process of application can seem daunting. This presentation will give an overview of AQP, the application process and the BSHAA support pack that has been developed to help.

This talk will be given by Paul White, MD of Health Horizons. AQP is a relatively hot topic in the profession in both the United Kingdom and indeed Ireland. In Ireland we are watching closely to see how it is introduced and managed with great interest. There is a feeling that if it is successful within the UK we may see some form of the model introduced her.

There is also a strong focus on clinical matters such as Tinnitus, both the understanding of and the management of. The second of these lectures is specifically designed for Hearing Aid Audiologists giving clear protocols for when to refer on and who to refer to.

It’s a really full and varied programme and open to non-members of BSHAA. Costs for the day are members £75 and non-members £125. This includes the seminar, lunch and am/pm refreshments. There are also 6 BSHAA CPD points for the day.


Booking info can be got by mailing The hotel is on Moor Lane, Gomersal, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19 4LJ, map can be found by clicking here



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The Agenda can be downloaded here Program of BSHAA Professional Development Meeting.Gomersal, West Yorks.15.09.12



About Geoffrey Cooling

Geoffrey Cooling is an Irish hearing care blogger and the author of The Little Book of Hearing Aids and Audiology Marketing in a Digital World. He has been involved in the Hearing Healthcare Profession since 2007 when he qualified as a hearing aid audiologist. He has worked in private practice and for a major hearing aid manufacturer. He has become recognised as an authority within the field of hearing care and hearing aids.

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