Domicillary Providers

2 July 2020

Berkshire CCGs are putting together a list of domicillary service providers who will visit care homes. Please complete the attached form if you would like your details to be included.



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Reminder PPE Portal Phase 2 – Registering for NHS mail

This is a reminder that if you have not already done so please register for an NHSmail account.  This is required in order to receive an invitation to register with the portal and subsequently order PPE from it. Please ensure that you have created this account by Wednesday 12th August so you can make use …

10 August 2020

Additional dates for PCSE eGOS training

Please see details of additional dates for PCSE online webinars. Dates/times/links to Sunday sessions below. The first two recordings are also on YouTube:   28 July 30 July    If you subscribe to the You Tube channel you’ll be notified when new recordings are added, plus there are now twelve scenario videos which people are …

6 August 2020

Access to free PPE – update from DHSC

PPE Portal: Phase 2 Healthcare providers can now order additional personal protective equipment (PPE) through the PPE Portal to top up their existing supplies for COVID-19. The Department of Health and Social Care have previously invited GPs, residential care homes, domiciliary care providers and pharmacies to use the PPE Portal. They are now implementing the …

4 August 2020

OFNC Statement on funding 31.07.20

The OFNC is only too aware of the front-line pressures on the sector and we continue to express this urgency in negotiations with NHS England about COVID-19 funding for optical practices, following the end of the first phase funding on 30 June. On 20 July we announced that while these negotiations continue, it had been …

31 July 2020

Urgent and Emergency Eyecare Activity – Repeat Survey

Optometry is playing a crucial role in keeping people safe whilst continuing to deliver essential, urgent and emergency eye care throughout England. Commissioned separately to essential GOS, urgent and emergency care is delivered through extended primary care provision, such as MECS or CUES – the new COVID-19 Urgent eye care service commissioned specifically to ensure …

29 July 2020

PCSE eGOS training – additional dates

Here are the dates for the upcoming Getting started with PCSE Online webinars with some extra information in the paragraph below. The calendar icons below are hyperlinked and will take you straight to the Eventbrite page for you to secure your ticket.                            …

27 July 2020

PCSE eGOS training

Further to the announcement sent earlier today, PCSE have planned some events to help with the roll out of the changes for eGOS. Please see attached link to the first event  designed to give a quick overview of the basics – registering users, logging in, creating and submitting claims and viewing statements.   First event: Tuesday 28th …

21 July 2020

Letter from PCSE – NHSE move to Online

20.07.20 Dear colleagues Changes to GOS claims We are writing to inform you about an upcoming change in GOS claims forms. With practices now moving to submitting GOS claims online, the current paper GOS forms will cease on 30 September 2020. New style paper forms, designed for use if online claims are not possible, will …

21 July 2020

OFNC Statement: Covid-19 funding update

  The OFNC is still working with NHS England on potential further Covid-19 funding for optical practices, following the end of the first phase of funding on 30 June. It has now been agreed that while these negotiations continue, the previous level of Covid-19 funding for GOS contractors in England will continue for a further month …

20 July 2020

Sight Loss Support Officer, Berkshire Vision

  Hours: 16 per week Location: Reading Salary: £8,873.28 (£20,787.00 FTE) Closing date: 21 July 2020 Berkshire Vision has a wonderful opportunity for a Sight Loss Support Officer to provide invaluable support work for our Members. We are looking for someone with a passion for supporting our Members to live enriched lives by assessing and meet …

11 July 2020

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