CONSULTANT CONNECT AT CRH
21 July 2020
Just to let you know everything is now up and running and you can start to use Consultant Connect for queries at CRH. If you need any help feel free to contact Alex Howard.
Here’s a couple of instructional videos for those who missed the call/need a reminder:
Below is a PDF guide and a copy of CRH’s image consent form which Ved has kindly shared with us. This is just for guidance. If you want to use something similar make sure you don’t use the form with CRH Eye Centre’s logo on!
Thanks a lot everyone, let’s make this new service a success!
Derbyshire LOC Latest News
New Triage Number at Chesterfield Eye Centre
Please note that the Chesterfield Eye Centre Triage phone number, based at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital, is to be changed to 01246 512830 with effect from 27th July 2020. This number should only be used when referring an emergency patient.
20 July 2020
NHS Fee Latest from OFNC
OFNC UPDATE: COVID-19 FUNDING FOR OPTICAL PRACTICES IN ENGLAND 20 July 2020 The OFNC is still working with NHS England on potential further COVID-19 funding for optical practices, following the end of the first phase of funding on 30 June. It has now been agreed that while these negotiations continue, the previous level of COVID-19 …
20 July 2020
BSL Eye Care Video
The CCG have asked that this video in BSL is circulated to all optometrists in Derbyshire. The video can be accessed via YouTube channel – https://youtu.be/og3L1fG7dCM. It is specific during COVID19 and how to access services. It can be put on practise websites or on any other communication channels you use.
10 July 2020
NHS Emails and Notification
There are 2 updates below: – NHSE Declarations Following the publication of the NHSE SOP on the 17th of June. LOCSU have reviewed the request from NHSE Regional Teams for contractors to complete declarations. IMPORTANTLY IT IS ACCEPTED THAT MANY CONTRACTORS MAY HAVE ALREADY COMPLETED AN ONLINE DECLARATION AND, IN THESE CASES NO FURTHER ACTION …
22 June 2020
Re-opening of Practices
Details of operating procedures from NHS England as from 17/6/2020. C0601_Reopening of optical services letter 17 June 2020 C0601_COVID19_OPTICAL_SOP v1 17 June 2020
22 June 2020
YOUR COMMITTEE NEEDS YOU!!!
It has been quite a year even before you know what! After many years of trying a MECS scheme was finally commissioned in Derbyshire thanks to great efforts by the Committee. Since the pandemic some members of the Committee have put in amazing amounts of work and there has been lots of engagement with practitioners …
20 May 2020
Derbyshire LOC Annual General Meeting 2020 Friday 12th June at 7.00 pm Via Zoom
Derbyshire LOC are holding their Annual General Meeting 2020 on Friday 12th June at 7.00 pm virtually using Zoom. This is being supported by LOCSU. Please go to the events page to get access to the agenda and a nomination form if you wish to stand for the Committee.
20 May 2020
LATEST NEWS ON CUES/MECS IN DERBYSHIRE
Please read the enclosed details from Alex Howard concerning G.P. deflections to optometric practices: LATEST MECS NEWS MAY 2020
4 May 2020
VOLUNTEERING IN THE NHS
IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY NOT PROVIDINR ESSENTIAL AND EMERGENCY CARE THEN HERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO VOLUNTEER IN THE NHS: C0207_COVID-19-Deploying-the-optical-workforce_v1_12-April
15 April 2020
LATEST MECS PRACTICES AND HOW TO GET INVOLVED
Following on from yesterday’s NHSE letter, I thought it’d be a good idea to provide list of practices that are open for urgent care i.e. MECS in Derbyshire. There is a spreadsheet with up-to-date practice opening times and contact details on the COVID page. This is subject to change obviously (and wow are things …
2 April 2020