25 October 2018
Secretary of State Matt Hancock addressed the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) on 18 October 2018. Although, as usual, his speech was mostly about GPs, everything he said applies equally well to other primary care services and he did at least on this occasion also mention pharmacists dentists. The NAPC has published road maps to Primary Care Home participation for these professions. This is
Read more Secretary of State still blind and deaf to eye health and hearing
31 January 2018
Source: Optical Confederation/LOCSU
The Optical Confederation and LOCSU has said the Government and NHS England “must prepare to step in” if Capita continues to let down NHS primary care contractors. This follows Capita’s profit warning and share price drop on 31 January 2018. Optical Confederation Chair, Fiona Anderson said: “Our members have already been suffering for two years
Read more Optical Confederation and LOCSU response to Capita profit warning
24 January 2018
Source: Optical Confederation
The Optical Confederation has today (Monday 22 January 2018) written to Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, calling for urgent action to address the ongoing failure of Capita to fulfil their contractual obligations. The letter highlights the “utter frustration, dissatisfaction and anger” at the continuing failure of the Primary Care Support England (PCSE) service delivered by Capita for NHS
Read more Optical Confederation calls on NHS England to take urgent action to address Capita failures
4 November 2016
Former Clinical Commissioning Group Director, Richard Whittington has been appointed as the new Chief Operating Officer of LOCSU, the organisation has announced.
Read more Senior Commissioner appointed as new LOCSU Chief Operating Officer
3 October 2016
Source: The Optical Confederation
High street optical practices can deliver preventative health for patients, especially for those who do not often visit a GP, as highlighted by a new guide for local authorities, jointly produced by the Optical Confederation, Local Optical Committee Support Unit and the Local Government Association.
Read more Optical practices should be high street health hubs
3 October 2016
Source: The College of Optometrists
16 September 2016
LOCSU’s board has announced important changes to the organisation following its quarterly meeting today.
Read more LOCSU board announces important changes
2 August 2016
Source: The Association of Optometrists
The Association of Optometrists (AOP) has appointed a dedicated resource to help resolve ophthalmic payment issues that some contractors are facing with Capita.
Read more Additional AOP resource introduced to help resolve Capita late payment issues