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Latest News from Hampshire LOC – 19 April 2024

Practice Plus Group CPD Webinar 25 April 2024 Practice Plus Group are hosting a CPD event next week covering OCT Interpretation skills. The event will be held over a webinar next Thursday at 6:30PM. Details – here Link to register – here Newmedica Hampshire – 10-point super CPD  – Sunday 28th April 2024 Join Newmedica …

19 April 2024

Latest News from Hampshire LOC – 12 April 2024

LaserVision – CPD Event – 18 April 2024 LaserVision Consultant Ophthalmologists Nick Maycock and Nish Srikantha invite you to join them in Winchester on Thursday 18th April for the 2nd in their series of discussion workshops. This time the focus is on Glaucoma – Nick will present and lead a discussion around an interesting paper …

12 April 2024

Latest News from Hampshire LOC – 05 April 2024

Update from NHSE – Change of Postal Address for SE Complaints Hub Dear Colleagues, As you will be aware, there are two ways people can make a complaint about GPs, dentists, optometry practices or pharmacies: They can complain to the healthcare provider: this is the organisation where they received the NHS service, for example a …

6 April 2024

Latest News from Hampshire LOC – 28 March 2024

Communication via ICB regarding Winchester Hospital unable to see urgent eye patients Please see the response from HHFT: “Winchester EEC phone line is manned by a non-ophthalmic team (general outpatients) they have had some staffing difficulties recently. We are in the process of changing the way EEC is covered. We anticipate from 1st April all …

29 March 2024

Latest News from Hampshire LOC – 15 March 2024

RNIB, Peer Discussion – Low Vision for primary care – 20th March 2024 The RNIB Low Vision Centre is pleased to inform you of a CPD event for Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians When – Wednesday 20th March 2024 6pm to 8.30pm Where – Royal National Institute of Blind People Grimaldi Building 154a Pentonville Road London N1 …

15 March 2024

Latest News from Hampshire LOC – 01 March 2024

RNIB, Peer Discussion – Low Vision for primary care – 20th March 2024 The RNIB Low Vision Centre is pleased to inform you of a CPD event for Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians When – Wednesday 20th March 2024 6pm to 8.30pm Where – Royal National Institute of Blind People Grimaldi Building 154a Pentonville Road London N1 …

1 March 2024

Latest News from Hampshire LOC – 16 February 2024

RNIB, Peer Discussion – Low Vision for primary care – 20th March The RNIB Low Vision Centre is pleased to inform you of a CPD event for Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Date – Wednesday 20th March 2024 Time – 6pm to 8.30pm Address – Royal National Institute of Blind People, Grimaldi Building, 154a Pentonville Road, …

18 February 2024

Latest News from Hampshire LOC – 09 February 2024

UHS – OPERA Referrals Update We understand that some of you have received some concerning emails from the University Hospital Southampton administration team stating that your routine and urgent referrals via OPERA have not been received since November 2023. We can confirm that following urgent review of the matter, it appears this claim is down …

10 February 2024

Latest News from Hampshire LOC – 02 February 2024

A date for your Diary – Hampshire LOC AGM – 05 June 2024 – And a Request The 2024 Hampshire LOC AGM is taking place on Wednesday evening 05 June 2024. As part of the evening the LOC likes to include a CPD event, either a Speaker or training as we did last year with …

5 February 2024

Latest News from Hampshire LOC – 26 January 2024

Opportunity to participate in the Electronic Referral Service (eRS) Pilot Hampshire and the Isle of Wight ICB are taking part in a pilot run by NHS Digital and are looking for optometrists within the Portsmouth and South East localities who would like to be involved. Optometrists from the rest of Hampshire and the Isle of …

29 January 2024

LOCSU Latest News

OFNC – Derisory GOS Fee Imposed by DHSC

Government has today announced that it has decided to impose another real-terms cut to the NHS sight test fee.

26 March 2024

OFNC Update on GOS Fees 2024/25

Many contractors have been asking for news about fees and grants. 

5 March 2024

Free Tier 1 Oliver McGowan Training for Optical Staff

The Health and Social Care Act 2022 has made it a requirement of all CQC regulated health and care providers that all their staff receive mandatory learning disability and autism awareness training by people with lived experience.

29 February 2024

RNIB Introduces Ground-Breaking Framework for Low Vision Care

The RNIB is launching the development of a landmark set of guidelines and framework to help low vision clinics.

28 February 2024

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