DHEZ Academic’s Phoenix Building is open to the public. You can arrange to visit our clinics to have your eyes tested, receive physiotherapy treatment, or have your medication reviewed.
We use the latest technology in our Public Clinics, and ensure our patients get a thorough and accurate assessment.
Students use the latest industry-standard equipment, preparing them for their future workplace. The co-location of researchers and clinicians, and the opportunity to collaborate with business, community and the public, provides a rich learning experience for our students.
The University Eye Clinic provides a full optometric service to staff, students and members of the public within a teaching environment. All clinics are staffed by final year undergraduates under the supervision of Registered Optometrists, Dispensing Opticians or Orthoptists. In addition to our general ophthalmic services the clinic also offers additional specialist clinics in Binocular Vision, Reading Difficulties and Visual Impairment. The Eye Clinic is happy to receive referrals from practitioners in the local community. As a research led facility the Eye Clinic strives to produce the optometrists of the future by exploring ways to enhance the services offered. These services will involve digital developments as they become available.
Find out more about public services offered in our Eye Clinic
Medicines Review Hub
The Medicines and Health theme is led by the School of Pharmacy and Medical Sciences, and encourages members of the public to interact with staff and students.
The key point of contact is the Medicines Review Hub. Here practitioners and students provide a show-and-tell insight into the value and accessibility of digital technologies. Activities such as navigating NHS information or the use of apps in personal healthcare are used to develop awareness and self-sufficiency.
Students have the opportunity to develop clinical skills through assignments focused on the discussion of key health care issues, such as anti-biotic resistance, with the public. A more confidential environment is provided in the centre’s consultation rooms. These facilities are equipped with the latest digital technology to enhance both remote and face-to-face consultation with a range of healthcare professionals.
The physiotherapy team, as part of the DHEZ, will be integrating ‘telehealth’ into its broader physiotherapy approach and, as part of a larger research team, designing an easy to use personalised physiotherapy mobile application.
This App will initially be available for stroke patients and carers and is personalised with home exercise programmes, goals, targets, and functional scores. It will also include a diary and self-scoring mood screening.
We are working on partnering with existing successful digital health platforms such as VitruCare. VitruCare is used by Bradford GP’s and patients with long term conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. It is hoped to extend its use for patients requiring or receiving physiotherapy.