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North East London LOC Latest News

NHS Email Address Authentication Code From NHSBSA

There have been enquiries from practitioners who need an nhs.net email and one of the requirements is an Authentication Code from the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA). NHS Business Services Authority have advised the following: Contractors now apply through the NHS Mail Portal for Optometry, however they require an authentication code from ourselves to apply. …

8 December 2023

New referral pathway for Waltham Forest, City & Hackney, Tower Hamlets & Newham areas

Dear Colleagues, The single point of access to send Routine and Urgent referrals is now in place and several practices have begun successfully referring via this route. To ensure the referrals are processed accurately, each should be clearly labelled in the Subject line as per the guidance below and only one patient per referral sent. …

20 November 2023

CET claims window closing on 2nd November

The 2023 claims window  will remain open until Thursday 2 November.   Please see the following webpage for more details:   Submitting a CET claim | PCSE (england.nhs.uk)

20 October 2023

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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 provide best practice care.

28 February 2024

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