MECS and CUES Workshops

12 March 2021

During Spring 2020 LOCSU worked with NHS England and colleagues from the CCEHC to develop and promote the COVID-19 Urgent eyecare service (CUES) pathway, receiving clinical endorsement from the College of Optometrists and Royal College of Ophthalmologists.  When first published, CUES was promoted as a response to the pandemic; to help ensure timely access to urgent and emergency eye care in a “COVID-safe” way, without the need to travel to a hospital.

However, it was always intended that CUES would also deliver against the NHS long term plan objectives and be fit for the future, a future without COVID but where urgent eye care is still delivered locally, optimising the existing workforce and expertise across the eye care pathway.

As we ready ourselves for Spring 2021 and beyond, LOCSU are keen to understand from the people delivering and performance managing the commissioned urgent eye care services, what is working well and where there is room for improvement.

If you are interested in helping to inform this work, please register for one of our upcoming workshops:

Urgent eye care workshop – MECS Wednesday 24th March 19.00-20.00

This workshop is intended for Optometrists, DOs/CLOs, practice owners and CGPLs involved in the delivery of commissioned Minor Eye Conditions Services. Please register here.  Please provide your full name and which LOC you’re with and a zoom invite will be forwarded to you.

Urgent eye care workshop – CUES Thursday 25th March 19.00 – 20.00

This workshop is intended for Optometrists, DOs/CLOs, practice owners and CGPLs involved in the delivery of commissioned COVID-19 Urgent Eyecare Services. Please register here. Please provide your full name and which LOC you’re with and a zoom invite will be forwarded to you.

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