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NEW CET EVENT ON LOW VISION TECHNOLOGY

Derbyshire LOC would like to invite you to a CET Event on Tuesday 10th August at 7.00 pm. This event is being run by Sight and Sound Technology Ltd for Derbyshire LOC. There is 1 interactive point for OO’s and DO’s. Please do invite your colleagues. Everyone is welcome including pre regs, ECLO’s, orthoptists etc. …

19 July 2021

Derbyshire LOC AGM- Tuesday 13th April 2021.

  This is your personal invite to attend the   Derbyshire LOC virtual AGM on Tuesday 13th April 2021 at 7.00 pm. AGM agenda 2021  The Zoom link can be ordered from Lesley Parkinson on the LOC email. The Chairman’s report, Minutes of 2020 AGM and the accounts can be found in the Member’s section.  Your …

8 March 2021

Education Event- The Low Vision Patient

On March 15th 2021 at 6.30PM there is an education event for Optometrists and GPs on Zoom presented by by Mr Pankaj Puri, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Royal Derby. It will cover aspects of Low Vision: causes, registration and support available. Places are limited so please contact Lesley Parkinson, derbyshireloc@gmail.com to register.

22 February 2021

VACCINES FOR OPTICAL STAFF

BY NOW, HOPEFULLY EVERY PRACTICE WILL HAVE HAD AN INVITE TO GET STAFF VACCINATED AGAINST COVID 19 AT THE ROYAL DERBY HOSPITAL. IF YOU HAVEN’T PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH NHS ENGLAND, EAST MIDLANDS. THE VACCINES ARE FOR STAFF WHO HAVE PATIENT INTERACTIONS. PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL YOUR STAFF GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE AN …

9 January 2021

There is a new resource to help with Dry Eye Prescribing

There is a link on the referral pathways page to help with prescribing for dry eye patients.

22 November 2020

Online Visual Fields CET Available

Please use this link to some online CET visual fields invite – hyperlinked_REV_3

22 November 2020

Cues Patients should now be done on Opera system

From 1st November all CUES patients should be entered on to the Opera system. The old Optomanager system can be used up to 13th November. This system is new for everyone but Alex Howard is hard at work getting up to speed on it to be able to advise on any teething issues.

2 November 2020

Guidance for Pre-Cataract Referral Assessments.

There is an up to date summary of the procedures to follow when assessing a patient for possible cataract referral. It is available on the referral pathway page

2 November 2020

CONSULTANT CONNECT AT CRH

Consultant Connect 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: How to use the mobile …

21 July 2020

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

LOCSU Latest News

Treasurer sessions help share ideas

Three virtual sessions have been held for LOC treasurers to enable networking and share ideas.

29 July 2021

LOCSU’s Interim Clinical Director is named Vice Chair of the CCEHC

LOCSU’s interim clinical director Zoe Richmond has been elected as the new vice chair of the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC) following a vote by the members of the Clinical Council.

27 July 2021

GOS contract management functions to move to Integrated Care Boards from April 2022

NHS England has confirmed to the OFNC that General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) will remain a national contract with terms, fees and grants continuing to be negotiated nationally.

23 July 2021

COVID-19 Guidance for Primary Eye Care Services in England

Following the publication of England’s COVID-19 summer 2021 and the Prime Minister’s follow-up statement on 12 July, the government has stated that health and care settings in England should continue to maintain appropriate infection prevention and control (IPC) measures.

13 July 2021

Derbyshire LOC would like to invite you to a CET Event on Tuesday 10th August at 7.00 pm.

This event is being run by Sight and Sound Technology Ltd for Derbyshire LOC.

There is 1 interactive point for OO’s and DO’s.

Please do invite your colleagues. Everyone is welcome including pre regs, ECLO’s, orthoptists etc.

We have 500 places available.

The session is interactive and covers three case studies of people with different eye conditions and at different stages in their lives. We look at what they are trying to achieve in life and present and demonstrate technology that helps them meet their needs and ambitions.

We have time for questions and discussion and also signpost attendees to additional recourses and a referral portal that allows the professional to obtain support for themselves and their clients.

The session last for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes ( 55 minutes online required to receive the CET point).

Derbyshire LOC would like to invite you to a CET Event on Tuesday 10th August at 7.00 pm.

This event is being run by Sight and Sound Technology Ltd for Derbyshire LOC.

There is 1 interactive point for OO’s and DO’s.

Please do invite your colleagues. Everyone is welcome including pre regs, ECLO’s, orthoptists etc.

We have 500 places available.

The session is interactive and covers three case studies of people with different eye conditions and at different stages in their lives. We look at what they are trying to achieve in life and present and demonstrate technology that helps them meet their needs and ambitions.

We have time for questions and discussion and also signpost attendees to additional recourses and a referral portal that allows the professional to obtain support for themselves and their clients.

The session last for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes ( 55 minutes online required to receive the CET point).

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