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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

Locums and non-NHS practices to register for Covid-19 vaccination

Supporting LOC work already under way

15 January 2021

Meet the Board – Charles Bill, LOC representative for the South region

Optometry, Mozart and Dr Frankenstein – meet the man who just can’t sit still

12 January 2021

OFNC Update – Impact of new lockdown on practices in England

GOS contractors are invited to give confidential input on service viability

8 January 2021

Further update on Covid-19 Vaccinations for Optical Practice staff

Programme is expected to gather pace in the coming weeks

8 January 2021

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