Services & Pathways


Enhanced Services Update


BHR (Queens Hospital) WET ARMD Rapid Access Referral Guidance?

WET ARMD Rapid Access Referral form


 

Waltham Forest Community Ophthalmology Service

For details of this service and referral forms please see:

http://gp.walthamforestccg.nhs.uk/gp-services/ophthalmology/15626


NEW Glaucoma referral form and Additional Information

Note: E-mail referrals should only be sent via NHS.net accounts or if a practice feels they have a similar secure system.



Bridge To Vision

Barking & Dagenham optical practices are providing enhanced sight tests for adults with learning disabilities. This is recognised as one of the most successful schemes of this kind in the country and is achieved through partnership working with the Local Authority & charities such as SeeAbility.

Click to see the poster Side 1 and Side 2


ACT NOW – IMPROVE COMMUNITY SERVICE PROVISION

 

We would encourage you to act now to prevent avoidable sight loss and increase community services provision by writing to your local Clinical Commissioning Group to encourage adoption of patient pathways such as glaucoma repeat measurements and minor eye condition services. Template letters for each CCG across NELLOC can be requested from the LOC secretary.

Any queries or questions contact info@nelondonloc.com

Please keep us informed so we can register practices who have participated.




Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Service

www.homerton.nhs.uk/our-services/services-a-z/d/diabetes-eye-screening/
   This service is provided from a number of accredited optical practices throughout the borough of Havering.

In other boroughs this is delivered from a limited number of health center locations.




LOCSU/WOPEC Training:

 

We would like to advise you that the LOC has codes to access all of the training provided by LOCSU/WOPEC. This is free of charge and is available for the following areas:

* Cataract

* Glaucoma

* PEARS/MECS

* Low Vision

More details can be downloaded from the links below. PEARS/MECS practical assessments are being planned for late 2016 and we would encourage you to make use of this invaluable training. To obtain your unique access code please contact the LOC secretary on info@nelondonloc.com, stating which modules you are interested in.

For more information on WOPEC Training see the LOCSU website:  
  http://www.locsu.co.uk/training-and-development/enhanced-services-training




 

The College of Optometrists Joint Supervision Scheme

  Optometrists who may think they don’t have the time or space to supervise a trainee can register their interest with us to joint supervise with another optometrist in their area.

 

  More details can be found here:

   www.college-optometrists.org/joint-supervision

  Email: joanna.williams@college-optometrists.org


 

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