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21 September 2020

Whipps Cross Ophthalmology Referrals

Please be aware of the following guidance: Routine referrals to Barts Health, can only occur via the electronic referral service. This has restricted referrals to be made via GP’s. Paper referrals are no longer accepted, and this has been for the past two years. Urgent referrals can still attend the walk in eye casualty. In …

26 August 2020

BHRUT referrals- new telephone number

Please note the new tele triage telephone number for Evolutio. Please be reminded to follow the advice below for referrals to Queens (BHRUT) ophthalmology department. For same day emergencies, please contact the hospital directly.      Below Protocols relate to the current Covid-19 pandemic.   Queen’s Hospital, Please note that the eye casualty department is now …

20 August 2020

ONFC update: COVID funding

Please find a link to the latest ONFC COVID funding update from the 31st July: OFNC update on funding 31.07.20

19 August 2020

CET claims 2020

The CET claims window is now open until Monday 30th November. This year the process is different as all CET claims will need to be submitted via the PCSE Online portal. Please click on the following link for more information:

3 August 2020

BEHLOC & NELLOC Video Conference

BEHLOC & NELLOC VideoConference Q&A – Tues 31.03.20 – 8:30pm – on finance, employment, clinical, legal Your LOC has fast-tracked a much needed Q&A session via video conference on Tuesday 31st of March 2020 8:30 pm. We are planning to have an accountant, Consultant Ophthalmologist, employment specialist and somebody from AOP (if possible) to answer …

29 March 2020

COVID-19 – Patient Care at Growing Risk as NHS England ignores Optics

Optical practices in other parts of the UK, as well as pharmacists and dentists, have already been offered emergency NHS funding to enable them to continue providing urgent and essential care during the COVID-19 crisis. But NHS England has given no guidance to practices in England on their role during the crisis, despite constant pressure …

27 March 2020

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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