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Birmingham Local Optical Committee (BLOC) is the official organisation representing optometrists, dispensing opticians and optical contractors within the NHS in Birmingham. It provides advice to the NHS England Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country (BSBC) Area Team, to optometrists and optical contractors in the area and to the Clinical Care Groups in Birmingham.

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Changes to cataract and IOP repeat measures claims in Birmingham

BSol CCG has now incorporated Cataract referrals and IOP repeat measures into the primary eyecare contract. You will not be able to put any claims through Optoclaim or the IOP RR – NHS Birmingham LOC links on Optoserve after 31-12-2020 Any submitted after this date will not be paid.  In order to claim for cataract …

27 November 2020

Change to Referral Procedures for patients of BSol GPs

From 2nd November 2020 the procedure for some referrals to ophthalmology for patients of GPs in BSol CCG will be changing:  The procedure for most referrals e.g, emergencies, urgent referrals, fast track wet AMD, cataracts, YAG capsulotomy and conditions likely to require in-patient surgery will remain as it was but Routine referrals for conditions such …

29 October 2020

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Benevolent fund offers support

Covid is making life difficult for most people but for optometrists whose work patterns have been significantly affected, it might be having devastating effects on your ability to support yourself and your family.

25 February 2021

Glaucoma UK statistics highlight severe COVID-19 impact on eye health services

In a collaborative project with Wilmington Healthcare, Glaucoma UK compared figures from 2019 with those from 2020, to determine the reduction in patient care due to the coronavirus pandemic.

25 February 2021

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