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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

CHESHIRE LOC MEETING

Cheshire LOC will hold their next meeting remotely on 13th October 2020 at 7.00pm

29 September 2020

Cheshire LOC Remote AGM Tuesday, 28th July 2020 7.00pm

Save the date! Cheshire LOC will hold the AGM remotely on Tuesday 28th July 2020 by virtual media. The meeting link will be circulated nearer the date. Any questions to raise, please email sandiemcbennett.cheshireloc@gmail.com    

2 July 2020

Join the Front Line as a Clinical Contact Case Worker

For information: NHS Professional Website for Clinical Contact Case Worker   https://www.nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk/contact-tracer

29 May 2020

GOS Grant – March ‘top up’

This is information we have received regarding the March GOS Grant ‘top up’ payment from NHSE. This is effective from March 2020, with average monthly payments commencing in May 2020 until further notice (payments are made retrospectively). May payments will also contain an adjustment to top up any GOS claims submitted for March 2020 to …

1 May 2020

PPE – North West Region Guidance

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – North West Region Guidance   This guidance paper signposts to current contractors and performers to PHE and/or NHS England resources for Personal Protective Equipment. Primary care optical practices should not be seeing patients with symptoms of COVID-19. We recommend that, to preserve supplies of PPE and not require people to …

24 April 2020

NHS England Webinar Recording of 8th April 2020

Please use the following link to access the NHS England Webinar 08.04.20: –

16 April 2020

LOCSU Latest News

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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