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Norfolk and Waveney Local Optical Committee

Norfolk and Waveney LOC

Norfolk & Waveney LOC is a statutory organisation representing Performers and Contractors providing General Ophthalmic Services within the Norfolk & Waveney Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) area. The principal role of the LOC is to promote optometry within the local health economy for the benefit of the NHS and patients and to provide information and assistance to local contractors and performers by:

      • Liaising with local NHS Commissioners and other organisations.
      • Collating General Optical correspondence on mandatory procedures, best practice and benchmarking.
      • Disseminating information to the profession.
      • Developing the role of optometry in the community.
      • Developing partnerships with neighbouring LOCs.

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Norfolk and Waveney LOC Latest News

Resumption of Patient Signature on GOS Forms

The DHSC has informed OFNC that 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 forms from Wednesday 1 September. Patient signatures are also being reintroduced for NHS dental patients and in pharmacies from the …

25 August 2021

New instructions for Pre-authorisation of Adult GOS 4 claims

Under GOS (General Ophthalmic Services) Regulations (Optical Payments and Charges Regulations 2013) children and adult patients who qualify for GOS can receive a repair or replacement voucher (GOS4) if they lose or damage their glasses. Children qualify for unlimited repair and replacements, but adults only qualify if a health condition has led to the loss …

16 August 2021

GOS CONTRACT MANAGEMENT  TO MOVE TO INTEGRATED CARE BOARDS

GOS contract management  is scheduled to move to Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) from April 2022. NHS England has confirmed to the OFNC that General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) will remain a national contract with terms, fees and grants continuing to be negotiated nationally. The Health and Care Bill, currently before Parliament, will change NHS commissioning structures in England, including the establishment of new …

2 August 2021

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LOCSU Latest News

Optometrists Asked to Update The NHSmail Data Protection Security Toolkit (DSPT)

NHSEI/NHS Digital has issued a request for NHSmail account holders to complete the Data Security & Protection Toolkit (DSPT).

20 September 2021

Launch of the Eye Care Hub Website

The national eye care recovery and transformation programme (NECRTP) team has launched a new website, the Eye Care Hub, on NHS Futures.

31 August 2021

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