Community based eye care schemes tend to be based in certain geographical areas because of the previous PCT boundaries or the current CCG boundaries. Once a scheme is developed with a CCG it is not necessarily adopted by neighbouring CCGs. Hence the patchy nature of community based eye care schemes.
The various schemes are listed below:
North Hants CCG PEARS (Primary Eye-care Assessment and Referral Service) Scheme
The North Hants PEARS scheme was commissioned in September 2013 with help from North Hants CCG, Hampshire LOC and LOSCU who provided the business plans and experience of similar projects across the country. It is based on an extended services contract commissioned directly with twelve practices in the North Hants CCG area in which 25 optometrists have undergone the WOPEC accreditation for the scheme. The practices involved with the scheme are:
Alton Eye Care-Alton
Leightons Opticians-Basingstoke, Tadley and Alton
Boots Opticians Basingstoke
Boots Opticians Basingstoke
Matheson Optometrists Four Marks
Rawlings Opticians Alton
Specsavers Alton and Basingstoke
The Optician Odiham
Optimum Vision Clinic –Tadley
The results of any PEARS examination are uploaded onto Webstar, a cloud based information retrieval package from which activity data etc can be examined by the commissioning body.
The service is based on the LOCSU MECS pathway and the guidance document is available below. There may be some local variation allowing for Peer review of the scheme as part of the governance. If you are interested in becoming part of the North Hants scheme contact:
North Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group
Central 40, Lime Tree Way
Chineham Business Park, Basingstoke
Hampshire, RG24 8GU
PEARS Service Specification: PEARS Scheme
Portsmouth CCG Community Eye Care schemes
- Stable Glaucoma attachment
- Glaucoma Monitoring Form
- Low Vision LCS
- Referral for Low Vision
- Low vision Claim form
South East Hampshire and Fareham and Gosport CCG Community Eye Schemes
For Ophthalmic Contractors Providing LCS Services:
- South East Hants and Fareham & Gosport CCGs Low Vision LCS Specification
- South East Hants and Fareham & Gosport CCGs Stable Glaucoma LCS Specification
- Low Vision Claim Form 1516
- Glaucoma Monitoring Claim Form 1516
- Never Events Policy
- SIRI Framework
- South East Hants and Fareham & Gosport SIRO Guidance
- Safeguarding Adults Multi-agency policy
For Ophthalmic Contractors wishing to refer patients for Low Vision to local providers:
- Glaucoma Referral refinement
SE Hampshire and Portsmouth City
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust has sub contracted work to a number of practices in SE Hampshire and Portsmouth City. For a fixed fee they carry out a number of tests on patients referred with raised IOPs and refer findings to PHT who then decides whether patient needs to be seen by consultant.
Isle of Wight glaucoma referral refinement scheme
- Low Vision Services
Low Vision Aid services are provided by a number of practices in SE Hampshire through a Service level agreement.
Low Vision Aid services are provided by a number of practices in Portsmouth City.
Low Vision: Hampshire County Council Sensory Services for Adults have provided information about services. See link: Hampshire County Council Sensory Services for Adults . They have also offered an opportunity to shadow a clinic workers and/or rehabilitation worker. Contact Maxine Wright, 0845 603 5630 if you are interested.
- Glaucoma Monitoring Service
SE Hampshire & Portsmouth City
A number of practices provide a stable glaucoma monitoring service within Portsmouth Hospitals catchment area.
Enriching the lives of people with sight loss and multiple disabilities. www.seeability.org
Eye care resources https://www.seeability.org/looking-after-your-eyes