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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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New OFNC Chair Confirms Course for the Coming Year

The incoming Chair of the Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee, Gordon Ilett, has thanked outgoing Chair Paul Carroll for the leadership he has provided throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

7 April 2021

Workshops Provide ‘Great Discussion and Feedback’

Last week two packed virtual workshops were held as LOCSU looked at the future of Optometry first urgent eyecare services.

31 March 2021

COVID-19 Exemption for Patient Signatures Extended

The DHSC has confirmed today that the temporary measure whereby NHS GOS contractors state ‘COVID-19’ instead of requiring patient signatures on forms has now been extended until 30 June 2021.

29 March 2021

Department of Health and Social Care Confirms GOS Sight Test Fee Increase

The Department of Health and Social Care has said it will increase GOS sight test fees by 1.9% from April 2021.

25 March 2021

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