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North and North East Lincolnshire LOC

North & North East Lincolnshire Local Optometric Committee (LOC) is the statutory NHS body which represents the providers and performers of General Ophthalmic Services (GOS), as well as other local optometric services, in the area.

The Committee is responsible to the Area Team of NHS England. It also interacts with the clinical commissioning groups within North and North East Lincolnshire.

GOS (known commonly as NHS sight testing) is provided by contractors (normally high street practices and domiciliary companies). Contracts can be held by optometrists, ophthalmic medical practitioners, dispensing opticians, lay persons or companies. Sight tests are usually carried out (performed) by optometrists, who must be registered with the General Optical Council and be on the Ophthalmic Performers List administered by an Area Team on behalf of NHS England.

 

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North and North East Lincolnshire LOC Latest News

UKHSA is investigating a novel cluster of Burkholderia cenocepacia

UKHSA is investigating a novel cluster of Burkholderia cenocepacia involving 20 cases across the UK. Of these cases, 12 (60%) are male, 18 (90%) are adults and two are paediatric patients (age range 6 weeks – 82 years, median 57 years). 14/20 (70%) were critical care inpatients. Two patients have cystic fibrosis (CF). Preliminary epidemiological …

23 November 2023

NHSBSA Provider Assurance Ophthalmic – email address changes

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) Provider Assurance Ophthalmic team administers GOS contract management, GOS 4 pre-authorisation for adults and Post Payment Verification for ICBs. The email addresses for ophthalmic providers to use for these services have changed. The new email addresses below are now to be used for the following areas: pao-cm@nhsbsa.nhs.uk – For …

20 July 2023

AOP – The latest guidance on hydroxychloroquine retinopathy

(Please note that as of this date we do not have a local community monitoring service active in North & North East Lincolnshire LOC area so practitioners should refer patients that are not being monitored to their GP and ask them to arrange monitoring) Latest guidance from the AOP :   Patients are sometimes told …

1 February 2023

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New Standard Clinical Specification To Enhance Access to Minor and Urgent Eye Care Across England Released

A new standard clinical specification for community minor and urgent eye care has been published today.

23 February 2024

PCSE Online System Downtime

Due to maintenance, PCSE Online will be unavailable from 6pm until 7.45pm on Thursday 15 February.

14 February 2024

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