Clinical Governance

The optometric professional bodies and the LOC encourage practices to undertake clinical governance activity as this is good professional practice.

There is an excellent toolkit ‘Quality in optometry Toolkit’ (QiO) to assist practices achieve the desired objectives for clinical governance activity.

However, unlike the other primary care contractors there is no requirement in the new contract (August 2008) for optometrists to provide evidence of clinical governance activity to NHS England and CCG’s other than information to demonstrate they comply with contractual and legal requirements.

If a practice undertakes to provide enhanced services they may be required to provide clinical governance information but this should be taken into account when the fee for the service is agreed.

The Quality in Optometry Toolkit has been updated to reflect the new GOS contract. Level 1, now reflects the requirements for Contract Monitoring. It contains useful information to enable you to prepare for a Contract Monitoring visit. There is a checklist of areas together with help links and links to further information. Level 2 will enable practices to fulfil requirements for enhanced services. Level 3 covers advanced clinical governance activities for those who wish to use this.

The Quality in Optometry toolkit is a valuable tool for practices and will record clinical governance activity as well as act as source of information.


What’s New?

Mon 26 June 17 | VISION 2020 UK – Pathway for Children and Young People (0 to 25 years) with Vision Impairment, and their Families
The VISION 2020 UK Pathway for Children and Young People with vision impairment is a best practice, generic pathway that requires health, social care, education and the voluntary sector to work collaboratively to meet the needs of the child / young person and family. It ensures parents/carers, children and young people are at the heart of the decision making process.  The pathway is designed to be applicable for all countries within the UK such from national decision makers to regional, community providers and collaborative groups.VISION-2020-UK-CYP-Pathway  


Tue 20 June 17 | HAving Trouble with CET Payments from PCSE?
Are you having trouble getting your CET payments from PCSE? If you have submitted youe forms and not yet received payment contact ceridwyn.lewis@nhs.net at PCSE
Thu 15 June 17 | St Mary's Treatment Centre Open Day 17 June 2017
St Mary's Treatment Centre is holding an open day on Saturday 17 June 2017 and all are welcome to attend. Details of timings and whats on can be found here .

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