Bayer Ophthalmology Honours

2 December 2015

We are delighted that TEAMeD was awarded the  Judges' Special Award at the Bayer Ophthalmology Honours 2015. TEAMeD’s application – ‘Improving outcome for patients with thyroid eye disease (TED) through prevention, early diagnosis and early intervention’ described work carried out since 2010 and highlighted TEAMeD’s key aims:

  • Provision of good quality information for patients
  • Implementation of preventive measures
  • Early diagnosis
  • Timely access to eye/endocrine care
  • Promotion of research in the field

It was noted that this innovative service provides thorough, good quality information for patients, preventive measures, early diagnosis, timely access to care and promotion of research in the field. It is clear that patients really benefit from this service and the performance of the team is outstanding and has the potential for global impact.

Judges' comments:

This is a fantastic team providing fantastic care. It is an amazing initiative which doesn’t quite fit into any single category in this year’s awards but it has strong aspects of each of the three group categories and so all of the judging panel agreed that this entry should be recognised and awarded the Judges’ Special Award. The performance of this team is outstanding and a thorough service is being provided which is something that patients will really benefit from. We believe that one day every Trust will be using their guidelines.”