Optical practices should be high street health hubs

Cllr Jonathan McShane, Local Government Association and Katrina Venerus, Local Optical Committee Support Unit

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.

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LOCSU: Health Minister will meet optical sector ‘with its sleeves rolled up’ at NOC 2016

27 May 2016
Source: LOCSU

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

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LOCSU and the Optical Confederation calling on CCGs to introduce more community services to ease the waiting lists in hospital eye clinics

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.

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