13 October 2020
All practitioners registered for LOC emails should have received quite a few updates tonight including details on a new papilloedema referral form, a reminder on emergency and urgent referrals and confirmation that patients for the Cataract Post Op service are now being discharged to be seen through the community scheme. If you don’t already get LOC emails, it’s easy to sign up via this website – just click on the box to your right.
Durham LOC Latest News
Please see the member area for updated telephone number for EED at the RVI. We have been advised by local hospitals that current waiting times for routine surgery and outpatient appointments can be up to 6 months. For cataract referrals, Newmedica in Teesside is available and is still operating at a very short waiting time …
5 October 2020
Reminder on referrals
Just a reminder that all direct referral pathways that were in use pre-COVID are re-open. Please direct all appropriate referrals via the pathways, referring to another Optometrist if necessary, rather than direct to the GP. Thanks.
23 September 2020
We are live!
Welcome to the new Durham LOC website – we are now live! We would love your feedback – please contact us to let us know how you’re finding it. Local practitioners can register to be a member which gives access to more detailed referral information – please click on the “Register” link at the top. …
17 September 2020
Cataract Post Op Service
It was great to see so many of you attend last week’s launch event for the Post-op cataract service in Durham and Darlington. The service and changes to the Optomanager module are scheduled to go live from the 17th September 2020. The link to the launch pack for the service is below – …
15 September 2020
Coronavirus – COVID 19
Please find below link to below to access the latest guidance issued by Public Health England and the NHS to primary care. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wn-cov-guidance-for-primary-care/wn-cov-interim-guidance-for-primary-care Further guidance has also been issued by the AOP: https://www.aop.org.uk/ot/professional-support/health-services/2020/02/12/aop-publishes-coronavirus-advice
15 March 2020