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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

NHS ENGLAND LETTER 1/4/2020

NHS ENGLAND HAVE FINALLY MADE A STATEMENT TO OPTICAL PRACTICES. THE DATE OF THE RELEASE IS PURELY CO-INCIDENTAL! CHECK IT OUT ON OUR COVID PAGE BUT I’M SURE YOU WILL HAVE HAD IT DIRECTLY. ALSO THERE IS A LIST OF PRACTICES ACTIVE IN THE MECS SCHEME WHERE YOUR PATIENTS CAN BE DIRECTED IF YOU ARE …

2 April 2020

***CET EVENT IN APRIL IS POSTPONED***

The Dry Eye Education event is postponed. We will announce new date in due course.

28 March 2020

WEBSITE LATEST- ACCESS ALL AREAS- NOT POSSIBLE

Apologies but the member’s area log in is not working and the sign up for the newsletter is not working either.  We will be working with the LOCSU IT team to resolve this. The Member’s area only has minutes from previous meetings. All the good clinical stuff is accessible to all.  

28 March 2020

COVID 19 OPENING HOURS *HIGH IMPORTANCE*

Please inform    Alex Howard  at the LOC as a matter of urgency, if you are doing anything different with your normal practice opening hours and service delivery. This involves both GOS and Extended primary eye care service providers. If the LOC does not hear from you, we will assume you are providing GOS and/or …

28 March 2020

AGM POSTPONED

DUE TO THE COVID 19 OUTBREAK AND GOVERNMENT ADVICE THE AGM IS POSTPONED. THE COMMITTEE WILL ENDEAVOUR TO MAKE OTHER ARRANGEMENTS.

16 March 2020

MECS Latest- New Conditions Added

Following the successful launch of the MECS in Derbyshire, red eye conditions have been added to those which can be investigated on the scheme.

10 February 2020

MECS

The latest news on the Derbyshire wide MECS scheme is that the funding by the CCG has been agreed for a “flashes and floaters” initial roll out.

14 October 2019

LOCSU Latest News

LOCSU announce 4-month pause in levy payments

Payments halted for April-July 2020

3 April 2020

OFNC guidance on changes to primary eye care in England

As set out in our statement of 1 April, this document addresses the main questions raised by our members so far about the NHS England optical letter of 1 April 2020.

2 April 2020

OFNC Statement: COVID-19 NHS guidance for optical practices in England

NHSE announces immediate changes to the delivery and operation of primary eye care services in England

1 April 2020

COVID-19 – Patient Care at Growing Risk as NHS England Ignores Optics

OFNC warns that NHS England’s failure to act is forcing hundreds of optical practices to close

27 March 2020

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