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Afghan Relocation And Resettlement And FODO News

Just 2 items for you today: Afghan relocation and resettlement schemes – additional guidance for optometry practices Further to their previous guidance, NHS England advise the following:  Individuals and families arriving into the UK under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) scheme or Afghan citizens’ resettlement scheme (ACRS) will be entitled to free NHS …

11 October 2021

Flu Vaccines, Learning Disability Training Module, NHS Supplier Invoices, LOCSU And FODO News

We have 5 items for you today: Flu Vaccinations for All Patient Facing Staff We have been advised by NHSE&I that funding has been granted to allow ALL frontline staff to receive this year’s Flu (Influenza) Jab, including reception and support staff where they are patient facing, as well as Optoms and DOs etc. You should …

11 October 2021

GOS Complaints, GOS2 Forms, NHS emails and DSPT, Vacancies, Research Results and FODO News

We have 8 items for you today: GOS complaints Submission NHSE (East of England) advise that they have reopened the annual GOS Complaints Survey, which will now close on Monday 18 October 2021. This is to give contractors who have not submitted their Annual GOS Complaints another opportunity to do so. They say: Dear Colleagues We would like to say thank you …

11 October 2021

Low Vision, Service Lead Vacancies , HVCCG And FODO News

We have 4 items for you today: Low Vision Support for Patients Herts Vision Loss (HVL) have released their latest newsletter, HERE.  As well as HVL’s website, HERE, further help and information for low vision patients is available from the Hertfordshire County Council Visual Impairment Scheme HERE and at the RNIB’s site HERE. All practice staff, including DOs, Dispensers, …

11 October 2021

Moorfields Contacts, Cat Surgery, Afghan Evacuees, Vacancy, FODO News

We have 5 items for you today: Moorfields Contact Information We have been advised of the following clarification to the Moorfields contact details: •  For urgent/emergency/out of hours, please phone 020 7521 4682 and speak to the A&E doctor on call. The clinician will then be able to give you advice and guidance.  As we have recommended in the past, please …

7 September 2021

GOS Signatures, Paper GOS Forms, Pre-Reg Position Sought And FODO News

We have 5 items for you today: Patient Signatures Required on GOS Forms Unless we hear to the contrary, the COVID-19 suspension of the requirement for patient signatures on GOS forms will end on 31 August 2021. This means that patient signatures will be required on all GOS and eGOS forms from Wednesday 1 September. …

30 August 2021

PSCE Bulletin, Care Homes, Update On Isolation, Adult Repair Vouchers (GOS4), Mask Posters And FODO News

We have 6 items for you today: Vaccinations Required for Staff Entering Care Homes NHSE&I advise: “New government regulations come into force on 11 November 2021, requiring care home staff to refuse entry to anybody who cannot evidence that they have had two doses of a Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approved COVID-19 vaccine, or …

30 August 2021

PHE Guidance, Vacancy, Research Project, LOCSU, HVCCG And FODO News

We have 6 items for you today: Updated PHE guidance NHS E&I have issued an email, “GW3360 – FOR INFORMATION: Updated PHE guidance on NHS staff and student self-isolation and return to work following COVID-19 contact“. You may have already received but we have repeated the contents HERE, in case it was missed or not received. Any queries relating …

30 August 2021

New Look Website And Contact Email Addresses

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new look LOC website and new address, www.hertsloc.org.uk We hope that you find the new layout easier to navigate and the content as helpful as ever. We will be launching a log-in area soon, so that information such as referral contact details specifically for practitioners can …

30 August 2021

Domi Guidance, Amber Phase, CHEC Covid Update, IPads For Vision Impaired Children, And FODO News

Hi all We have 5 items for you today: Domiciliary Guidance FODO advise that The Domiciliary Eyecare Committee (DEC) has published updated guidance for domiciliary eye care providers and practitioners for the next phases of the Covid-19 pandemic. It updates guidance originally issued in June 2020 and takes account of latest knowledge about infectivity, the availability …

4 August 2021

LOCSU Latest News

Case Study: Implementation of a Postoperative-Cataract Service in Conjunction With Wakefield LOC

LOCSU has produced a case study looking at one of the first trusts to implement a Postoperative cataract service.

14 October 2021

Fresh New Look Planned for NOC in 2022

Work is underway for a new look NOC in the Spring of 2022.

11 October 2021

Afghan relocation and resettlement schemes – additional guidance for optometry practices

Individuals and families arriving in the UK under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) scheme or Afghan citizens’ resettlement scheme (ACRS) will be entitled to free NHS care.

8 October 2021

Influenza Vaccine Funding for Primary Eyecare Announced

NHS England and NHS Improvement have made new funding available for influenza vaccines for patient-facing NHS general ophthalmic contractors and their frontline staff.

30 September 2021

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