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Joint advice to help practices going forward from Monday 19th July. Joint statement guidance for primary eye care services in England 13th July 2021 Still-covering-up-poster

19 July 2021

Use of lateral flow devices for asymptomatic staff testing SOP and FAQs

Please note the attached circulars in respect of use of lateral flow devices for your asymptomatic members of staff testing. C1329_Use of lateral flow devices for asymptomatic staff testing for SARS CoV-2 in all NHS staff C1330_LFD test FAQs for NHS trusts – organisations and staff inc community interest companies (1) C1331_LFD test FAQs for …

8 July 2021

CUES CET flyer 5 July 2021

22 June 2021

May Newsletter

We have emailed out the May LOC practice newsletter. LOC May newsletter

17 May 2021

UNIQUE LOCUM OPPORTUNITY – KNUTSFORD

Unique locum opportunity A locum vacancy has become available in a traditional, independent, clinical optometric practice in Knutsford. The vacancy is quite unique as it is very flexible, one or two mornings a week 9.30am till 1pm. The practice patient profile has an average age of 70+, but loyal patients who have been coming for …

27 April 2021

LOCUM VACANCY – JACKSONS OPTICIANS NANTWICH

I am looking for a locum to come and work in my lovely practice in Nantwich, Cheshire. Day a week initially but possibly more in the future for the right person. We do 3/4 hour testing and are fully equipped with OCT, autophoropter, Henson 8000 & FDT. We work with some lovely eyewear collections including, …

27 April 2021

CHESHIRE LOC AGM 2021 – TUESDAY 23RD MARCH 2021

AGM – TONIGHT – TUESDAY 23RD MARCH 2021     The next meeting of the Cheshire LOC will be the Annual General Meeting to be held on Tuesday 23rd March 2021 at 7.00pm by remote media. A link will be published nearer to the date.  

21 January 2021

East Cheshire Atrial Fibrillation Pilot

The East Cheshire Atrial Fibrillation pilot has started this week to coincide with AF awareness week. The East Cheshire local health network and NHS England approached Cheshire LOC with an idea of a pilot scheme to test patients who are over 60 years old for atrial fibrillation. AF is a major risk factor for ischaemic …

21 November 2020

Opera IT Platform Coming Soon – Be Ready!

Opera IT Platform Coming Soon – Be Ready! 9 October 2020 In August we announced that a new long-term IT partner, FDS Consultants, has been selected to provide a single IT platform for Primary Eyecare and our partner LOCs and optical practices. We anticipate starting the transition from OptoManager to the Opera platform from November 2020 and …

12 October 2020

CUES Cheshire Launch Event – 7.30 pm Monday 19th October 2020

Please find below the link to the CUES launch event for Cheshire. This will be a virtual launch event held via Zoom. Date:     Monday 19th October Time:     7.30pm Please click the link below to join the webinar: https://zoom.us/j/96291804140?pwd=am5xZmF4MFcyM1E4QldKb3ZrNjZaQT09 Passcode: 612088  

1 October 2020

LOCSU Latest News

Treasurer sessions help share ideas

Three virtual sessions have been held for LOC treasurers to enable networking and share ideas.

29 July 2021

LOCSU’s Interim Clinical Director is named Vice Chair of the CCEHC

LOCSU’s interim clinical director Zoe Richmond has been elected as the new vice chair of the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC) following a vote by the members of the Clinical Council.

27 July 2021

GOS contract management functions to move to Integrated Care Boards from April 2022

NHS England has confirmed to the OFNC that General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) will remain a national contract with terms, fees and grants continuing to be negotiated nationally.

23 July 2021

COVID-19 Guidance for Primary Eye Care Services in England

Following the publication of England’s COVID-19 summer 2021 and the Prime Minister’s follow-up statement on 12 July, the government has stated that health and care settings in England should continue to maintain appropriate infection prevention and control (IPC) measures.

13 July 2021

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