Upcoming CET Claim Deadline

24 October 2020

The Continuing Education Training (CET) claim window is fast approaching its deadline date of the 30th of November 2020.

The claims process is completely online, whereby postal submissions are not accepted. Registration via the PCSE online website is required and applicants can only claim for their CET grant through a contractor. This means employees will need to claim through their employer, or if you are a locum to apply through the contractor you locum for.

Please pop this date into your diaries to avoid missing out!


Coventry & Warwickshire LOC Latest News

How to apply for a NHS.NET email account

Hello All, As an LOC we are aware that many Optometrists are requiring a NHS.NET email account. Attached below is a PDF information guide with instructions explaining how to apply for a NHS.NET account, as well as who is eligible to apply. Instructions for NHS.NET application If you need any further assistance, please do not …

24 November 2020

Change of Date for New Paper GOS Forms

Not ready yet to move your GOS forms online? Don’t panic, PCSE have extended their move to GOS online until the 31st January 2021! This means current paper GOS forms can be used and submitted until this date and only the new style paper forms, which are only designed to be used if online claims …

24 October 2020

CHEC Providing Wet AMD Service

In Coventry, Rugby, and Warwickshire North, an alternative provider CHEC is now accepting referrals for suspect wet amd patients. CHEC has three mobile treatment centres across this area to treat patients, and the waiting time aim is around 1-2 weeks. If you would like further information, please click on the link below for more details …

24 October 2020

SpaMedica Coventry Opening

SpaMedica have opened a brand new hospital in Coventry Tile Hill in July 2020, where they are now accepting referrals for cataracts, YAG laser and wet amd. Optometrists can refer their cataract patients for pre-operative assessment for cataract extractions as well as YAG laser for posterior capsular opacification. Post-operative appointments for cataract extractions are then …

9 September 2020

GOS Claims Moving Online

PCSE and NHS England have launched a new online system for submitting GOS claims. This was first launched in October 2019 and the new system is designed to replace wastage of paper forms, create easier submission of claims and improving cashflow for practices. Current paper GOS forms will cease on the 30th September 2020 to encourage practices …

26 July 2020

General Optical Council (GOC) statement on supply of spectacles and contact lenses during COVID-19 emergency

The General Optical Council (GOC) has issued a statement on supply of spectacles and contact lenses during COVID-19 emergency. This can be found here

21 March 2020

LOCSU Latest news

LOCSU launches #YourLOC campaign

Campaign aims to drive awareness of LOCs and the benefits of more optical practitioners getting involved

23 November 2020