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4 January 2021

County Durham CCG have requested any patient-facing staff in optical practices register their interest to receive an invitation for vaccination, when it may become available. You will have already been sent the information required to do this if you are signed up to our mailing list. Please click on the link on our home page to sign up to our news letter if you do not receive it.

Durham LOC Latest News

All Services Stopped on Optomanager

As of today, all services have ceased on Optomanager. No episodes should be inputted on to this platform. For any Children’s Pathway, PwLD or Low Vision please keep paper records for now and we will update you once these services are live on Opera.

9 April 2021

GRR Service is Live on Opera

Please start inputting your GRR episodes via the Opera platform.

2 April 2021

GRR Service Update

Please be aware that these episodes should no longer be inputted on Optomanager. This service is moving to Opera, but has been delayed, so for now PES are advising a manual record of any relevant episodes are kept and inputted once the Opera service is live. There is a virtual drop in session tomorrow evening …

23 March 2021

Routine Referrals

Durham CCG have asked the LOC to remind optical practices that all routine onward referral requests to hospital eye services should continue to be arranged by the patient’s registered GP practice. Routine referrals should go to the GP, not directly to a hospital. If you are doing a cataract referral within OPERA the referral automatically …

19 March 2021

CDDFT Fail Safe Contact Information

Please see the “Referrals” page in the Professional section for a link to recently communicated fail safe information for referrals to CDDFT.

16 March 2021

Committee Meeting This Week

A reminder our next committee meeting is Wednesday 10th March at 6.30pm via Zoom. Observers are welcome, please contact us if you wish to attend.

8 March 2021

New email address for Wet AMD referrals to SEI

Please note there is a new form and email address for Wet AMD referrals to SEI. Please see the members area for details. Thanks.

31 January 2021

Vaccination News!

If you are a practice in County Durham or Darlington, vaccination appointments are available this weekend for patient facing staff. Please see your emails for further information. Appointments are to be booked online by the staff member themselves and include bookings for the first and second dose.

22 January 2021

Practices in Tees Valley CCG Vaccination Information

For Darlington area practices who operate with in Tees Vallety CCG, we have had confirmation vaccination is being rolled out for patient facing staff. All information has been sent via our mailing list. Please contact us if you wish to be signed up to receive this information.

14 January 2021

Vaccination information for Darlington Practices

Darlington practices now fall under Tees Valley CCG and we are awaiting information for this area.  We are advising that all practices start to compile a list of patient facing staff who want the vaccine, so details can’t be sent quickly once the vaccine is available. More information has been sent via email – please …

7 January 2021

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

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