Community Eye care schemes

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 MECS (Minor Eye Condition Service) Scheme

The North Hants MECS scheme was commissioned in September 2013 under the old title of PEARS 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:

 

Services

1 April 2017
31 March 2019

Trading Name Address 1  
MECS & (GRR) Bliinx Eyecare Studio Ganders Barn Kingsley
MECS & (GRR) Boots Opticians Unit 16 Festival Place Basingstoke
MECS & (GRR) Boots Opticians 15 Old Basing Mall Basingstoke
MECS & (GRR) Boots Opticians 30 High Street Alton
MECS & (GRR) Leightons Opticians The Dental Surgery Tadley
MECS & (GRR) Leightons Opticians 90 High Street Alton
MECS & (GRR) Leightons Opticians 9-11 Church Street Basingstoke
MECS & (GRR) Matheson Optometrists Limited 47 Winchester Road Alton
MECS & (GRR) Optimum Vision Clinic The Falcon Garage Tadley
MECS & (GRR) Specsavers Opticians 43 High Street Alton
MECS & (GRR) Specsavers Opticians Festival Place Basingstoke
MECS The Optician 113 High Street Hook
MECS Rawlings Opticians 36 High Street Alton
MECS Brown and Whites Opticians Bourne House Hook

The results of any MECS 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

MECS Service Specification: PEARS Scheme


 

Portsmouth CCG Community Eye Care schemes

South East Hampshire and Fareham and Gosport CCG Community Eye Schemes

For Ophthalmic Contractors Providing LCS Services:

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

SE Hampshire

Low Vision Aid services are provided by a number of practices in SE Hampshire through a Service level agreement.

Portsmouth City 

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.


Seeability  

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


Macular Society

https://www.macularsociety.org/

 


What’s New?

Mon 24 April 17 | Notification of Annual General Meeting – 06 June 2017
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Hampshire LOC will be held on 06 June 2017  at Norton Park Hotel, Sutton Scotney, Nr Winchester SO21 3NB.  Registration for the event will commence at 18:00hrs. Prior to the AGM starting there will be a talk by our guest speaker Mr Jay Self BM FRCOphth PhD, Associate Professor, Consultant Ophthalmologist and specialist in paediatric ophthalmology entitled “Working with kids: tips and cautionary tales”. Attendees will be able to claim one CET point for attending the lecture. Click on the following for the Agenda for the evening, Committee Nomination and the Chair's Report . We hope that as many of you as possible will attend the meeting to hear all about the LOC’s activities in the past year and proposals for the coming year. We currently have two vacancies on the Management Committee (one Contractor and one Performer) so if you wish to be nominated for a position on the Committee; you should complete the nomination paper and return to Hampshire LOC Business Manager by Friday 12 May 2017. If you are uncertain as to which category you may wish to be considered for, please contact me for further advice. Please confirm your intention to attend or request a proxy or postal vote by emailing isilk@hampshireloc.org.uk  by Friday, 12 May 2017. The results of any committee nominations will be circulated in advance of the AGM along with a postal voting or proxy paper for those of you unable to attend the meeting.


Tue 11 April 17 | Open Sight Hampshire - April Newsletter
Please find attached the latest edition of ‘Second Sight ’ magazine. As ever, I very much hope there are articles of interest and use to you, colleagues, clients and service users.
Tue 28 March 17 | Four Seasons CET Event 10 May 17
Four Seasons Optometry Education, has another CET event scheduled for 10th May 2017. The topic will be "Oculoplastics Update". As usual, it will be an engaging and interactive event. One CET has been approved for the event. Spaces are limited. Applicants should reserve early and ensure they’re able to attend. There will be a reserve list and any queries should be directed to fourseasonsoptometry@gmail.com. More information and how to register is available via the following link

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