Overview of primary eyecare services covering Birmingham residents
Services are grouped broadly as follows
NHS sight testing which has restricted eligibility according to the national memorandum of understanding and subject to GOS regulations
For information regarding GOS and to join NHS networks West Midlands Optometry please email ENGLAND.Optometrycontractswm@nhs.net
Private Eyecare including sight testing [other]. Contact Lens fitting and care; Sports vision assessment; Visual function/stress testing and others
NHS commissioned extended primary eyecare services
Both Birmingham & Solihull CCG and Sandwell & West Birmingham CCG commission the following services
Cataract pre-operative assessment
IOP repeat measures
Community [COVID] urgent eyecare service / Minor eye conditions service [currently suspended]
Birmingham LOC supports the commissioning model of any willing and qualified optometry practice provider and have empowered Primary Eyecare Services Ltd to deliver and manage this on behalf of all Birmingham optometry practices.
Primary Eyecare services is a company set up through LOCSU as a provider organisation to deliver extended primary eyecare services
for general enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org
for practices wishing to provide extended primary eyecare services please email email@example.com
Services available in Birmingham are restricted to those commissioned by local CCGs and may not be the same as other areas in England or locally.