Walsall LOC Latest News

Recall of AACARB Eye Gel, AACOMER Eye Gel and Puroptics Eye Gel

Dear All, The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have updated the guidance from December 2023 regarding the possible risk of infection from AACARB Eye Gel, AACOMER Eye Gel and PUROPTICS Eye Gel. Please find the updated link to MHRA guidance HERE. As of 21st March 2024, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and the …

11 April 2024

Cataract Waiting Times – March 2024

For the latest cataract waiting times, across the Black Country and Birmingham, visit: Heart of West Midlands Cataract Waiting Times

1 March 2024

Birmingham, Solihull & Black Country Workforce Development Training Grants – Applications: Spring 2024

Dear Walsall Performers and Contractors, The window is now open for the Spring 24 Workforce Development Training Grants Applications. The grant covers part of the cost of a Higher Qualification course. The Grants Form is now live and open, it can be found at: Spring 2024 Grant Application Form. Information on how to apply is attached below: Grant Offers …

11 February 2024

Walsall EeRS Updates

Walsall Electronic Referral System (EeRS) Updates   Walsall LOC has reached out to all practices in regards to EeRS implementation since May 2023. We have contacted all multiples’ head offices as well. EeRS is going to replace the Gos 18 and how we presently refer our patients to GPs and to Eye Hospitals. Further resources …

11 February 2024

Introducing… EeRS – The Electronic Eyecare Referral Service

What? The system that will be used for EeRS is called Cinapsis. It will be used across the whole midlands area and is already successful in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire. When? Expected to be landing December 2023, pilot practices will have gone ahead before this but there is currently a delay – we will keep you …

30 May 2023

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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