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Urgent Referral Update

Please note the following changes made by Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust when seeking ophthalmology advice for emergency referrals. As of Monday 2nd August 2021 the ophthalmology emergency advice/referral guidance line number (2065335) which was a temporary measure during COVID, will cease to exist as the service will be handed back to central PCAL i.e. pre-covid …

31 July 2021

Welcome to our new Website

We hope you enjoy the new Leeds LOC website which is now compatible with tablet and mobile devices. We have transferred all the important information from the old webpage and updated the layout hopefully resulting in a more user friendly experience. We have created a user section which allows registrants to access more sensitive information.  …

6 May 2021

PPE

21.11.2020 PPE is now available via the NHS portal free of charge. https://nhs-ppe.co.uk/customer/authentication. To register practices must have an NHS email address.  Supplies are based on how many examinations are performed daily.  If a practice has issues they should contact Richard Knight at LOCSU richardknight@locsu.co.uk On behalf of all the contractors the LOC purchased supplies of PPE …

5 February 2021

COVID-19 Urgent Eyecare Service (CUES)

25.06.2020   At our AGM on 25th June 2020, Leeds LOC announced that after a lot of discussions, NHS Leeds CCG have agreed to commission a COVID-19 Urgent Eyecare Service (CUES) in Leeds, using optical practices. The service will be provided by Primary Eyecare Services (PES) Ltd and service delivery sub contracted to optical practices.

5 February 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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