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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

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

LOCSU Latest News

New OFNC Chair Confirms Course for the Coming Year

The incoming Chair of the Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee, Gordon Ilett, has thanked outgoing Chair Paul Carroll for the leadership he has provided throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

7 April 2021

Workshops Provide ‘Great Discussion and Feedback’

Last week two packed virtual workshops were held as LOCSU looked at the future of Optometry first urgent eyecare services.

31 March 2021

COVID-19 Exemption for Patient Signatures Extended

The DHSC has confirmed today that the temporary measure whereby NHS GOS contractors state ‘COVID-19’ instead of requiring patient signatures on forms has now been extended until 30 June 2021.

29 March 2021

Department of Health and Social Care Confirms GOS Sight Test Fee Increase

The Department of Health and Social Care has said it will increase GOS sight test fees by 1.9% from April 2021.

25 March 2021

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