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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

West Cheshire MECS – Find a Practice

The Primary Eyecare Services website will be regularly updated with active accredited practices registered for the West Cheshire MECS Service; please use the link below to locate your nearest practice: – http://primaryeyecare.co.uk/

8 April 2020

Current PPE Guidance (1/4/20)

Here is the most current guidance regarding PPE that is related to primary care settings. Please only carry out face to face examinations if you have the correct PPE.  Stay safe.

7 April 2020

Registration Details NHSE North West Engagement Event Wednesday 8th April 1.30-2.30PM

To all contractors and performers across the North West Thank you to everyone who has sent through their questions. We have received a number of questions across the 3 area teams which we are collating. You will be able to book a place on the webinar which will be held at 1.30 on Wednesday 8th April …

6 April 2020

COVID 19 Guidance and Support

COVID19 Guidance and Support As a LOC we want to do what we can to support colleagues through this challenging time.  We have put together a series of links to guidance and resources below you may find helpful as you face the challenges of facing the COVID crisis.  We are also more than happy to …

25 March 2020

Important – Cease Screening

*Important* – Cease Screening Following the government advice last night, we understand that a number of Optometry Practices have decided to close today. Our Clinical Lead, Arun Sachdev has considered whether we should continue trying to provide a reduced service for digital surveillance patients but has decided that we should invoke our business continuity plan …

25 March 2020

LOCSU Latest News

Glaucoma Case Studies show positive results

Primary care services are reducing referral rates to hospital eye services

3 July 2020

OFNC Update: Covid-19 funding for optical practices in England

NHSE proposal for temporary further funding has been rejected

3 July 2020

OFNC Update: NHS Funding for Optical Practices across England and in local lockdowns

Funding arrangements from 1st July are yet to be clarified

30 June 2020

NOC 2019 Workshops Summary and Action Plan

Ideas generated by LOCs are integrated into a LOCSU delivery plan

30 June 2020

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