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
26 July 2016
LOCSU has welcomed the publication of the new Primary Eye Care Framework for eye health services.
Read more LOCSU commissioning chief welcomes new Primary Eye Care framework
5 July 2016
In a report launched in parliament national disability charity SeeAbility will say NHS England’s national sight testing and funding system is letting down the one million people with learning disabilities in England.
Read more Call for new national programme of free sight tests for all people with learning disabilities
15 June 2016
Commissioners must help “radically redesign” eye health services for the benefit of patients, the first-ever NHS eye health summit was told last week.
Read more CCGs urged to tackle backlogs at eye health summit
27 May 2016
Health minister, Alistair Burt, is to attend this year’s National Optical Conference as a headline speaker. The Minister for Community and Social Care who is responsible for all primary care, including ophthalmic services – will be speaking at the flagship optical event, taking place 10-11 November 2016. Announcing the news, LOCSU MD, Katrina Venerus, said: “Mr Burt outlined his intention
Read more LOCSU: Health Minister will meet optical sector ‘with its sleeves rolled up’ at NOC 2016
5 May 2016
Source: The College of Optometrists
Plans to significantly increase the number of Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) practical assessments across England, have been announced today.
Read more Series of MECS practical assessments planned to put profession on front foot
18 March 2016
Source: LOCSU and the Optical Confederation
CCGs are being urged to introduce more high-street eye health services following revelations that hospital ophthalmology services are at bursting point.
Read more LOCSU and the Optical Confederation calling on CCGs to introduce more community services to ease the waiting lists in hospital eye clinics
16 March 2016
Source: Optical Confederation
This is hard news for a loyal and dedicated workforce. Despite the best efforts of our sector negotiators, it seems that, once again, primary care and prevention are being punished for failures elsewhere in the system.
Read more Optical Confederation Comment on Fees
24 February 2016
Source: Primary Health Net, SeeAbility, LOCSU
A new resource called “People with learning disabilities and eye care – what every LEHN and LOC needs to know” has been launched by the national sight loss and disability charity, SeeAbility with the support of LOCSU. Research estimates that adults with learning disabilities are ten times more likely to have serious sight problems than other people. For children, the
Read more Seeability and LOCSU: People with learning disabilities and eye care. What every Local Eye Health Network (LEHN) and Local Optical Committee (LOC) needs to know
5 August 2015
Pausing to reflect after a hectic couple of weeks of meetings and events I realised that there is a thread that has been central to all discussions about the NHS Five Year Forward View
Read more LOCSU Blog: Time for a new ‘Culture Club’ & VISION 2020 UK Comment