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We hope you find this website helpful and informative. If there are areas which you would like to see included, or if you encounter any errors in the content, please contact us.

Our Professionals section contains all the information that you need about local referral pathways and associated matters, and the Documents section contains local referral pathway documents and forms.

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Buckinghamshire LOC Latest News

Update to NHS Mail and the Data Protection Security Toolkit (DSPT)

All organisations with NHS Mail accounts are required to complete the Data Security & Protection Toolkit (DSPT) on an annual basis. Although waivers were previously applied due to the pandemic, from 1 July 2021 all optometry contractors applying for an NHS Mail account have been required to complete the DSPT.  Contractors have a full 12 …

20 September 2021

Afghan evacuees

We understand that our region has welcomed several Afghan evacuees. Following their initial isolation period, you may be contacted by those seeking eyecare. Read the full advice for primary care here. NHSE, in conjunction with NHSBSA, has suggested that these evacuees apply for HC1 in these circumstances. They say:  “A mechanism already exists for Refugees and …

10 September 2021

New urgent eyecare pathway for Milton Keynes

From 28th August 2021, the pathway for referral of urgent cases in MK is the BLMK Community Urgent Eyecare Service (CUES). This service provides urgent assessment and treatment for recent and sudden onset eye problems, for children and adults registered with a GP in Bedfordshire, Luton or Milton Keynes. A new urgent & emergency eyecare …

27 August 2021

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Optometrists Asked to Update The NHSmail Data Protection Security Toolkit (DSPT)

NHSEI/NHS Digital has issued a request for NHSmail account holders to complete the Data Security & Protection Toolkit (DSPT).

20 September 2021

Launch of the Eye Care Hub Website

The national eye care recovery and transformation programme (NECRTP) team has launched a new website, the Eye Care Hub, on NHS Futures.

31 August 2021

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