Additional dates for PCSE eGOS training

6 August 2020

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 finding really useful. These are also available on the Berkshire LOC website here.




Berkshire LOC Latest News

PCSE issue resolved

The issue which users experienced yesterday whilst accessing PCSE Online has now been resolved, our technical experts will continue to monitor the situation throughout the day. We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused.      

19 September 2020

National Eye Health Week

This year’s National Eye Health Week (NEHW) will take place from 21 to 27 September 2020, promoting the importance of good eye health and the need for regular eye tests for all.

18 September 2020

Go live date for the new paper GOS forms

As many practices are in the middle of transitioning to the new online GOS claims system, to help make roll outs as smooth as possible, we’ve moved the date for the introduction of new paper forms to 1 November. This means the current paper forms remain in use until Saturday 31 October. You will receive a contingency pack of the new style paper forms in the next few weeks.  …

17 September 2020

OFNC statement – concerns over delays re Covid 19 funding information for practices

OFNC UPDATE: MOUNTING CONCERN OVER DELAYS IN COVID-19 FUNDING INFORMATION FOR OPTICAL PRACTICES IN ENGLAND The OFNC has kept the sector up to date while waiting for NHS England to publish its guidance on ongoing COVID-19 support for optical practices. To our increasing concern and dismay, NHS England is still to confirm its position over …

4 September 2020

NHS Mail and access to free PPE

NHS Mail Applications and access to free PPE for GOS Contractors. GOS contractors can now access Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) free of charge from the DHSC online PPE Portal. Please note that for purposes of validation, only GOS contracted practices with an NHS mail account can register to receive free PPE through this channel. NHS …

20 August 2020

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

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

LOCSU Latest news

Refreshed clinical pathway for People with Learning Disabilities now available

Pathway changes are designed to improve outcomes for this hard-to-reach patient group

18 September 2020