Contractor/Performer Admin

Primary Care Support England 

Primary Care Support England (PCSE) carries out a number of administrative functions for NHS England ,  including the management of the ophthalmic performers’ lists and payments for ophthalmic services.

Performer lists exist to provide the public, the NHS and the clinical professions with an assurance that opticians in NHS primary care are appropriately qualified, experienced and suitable for this work.

If you are an optician, you must be on the national performer list in order to work in NHS primary care. You can be on one list only; this should be the one where you spend the most time working.

PCSE process the performer list applications. Details of this are on their website that can be accessed here. http://pcse.england.nhs.uk/opticians/

Local contact details are:

Gill Appleby

Regional Liaison Manager, South Central

National Engagement Team

Primary Care Support England

Delivered on behalf of NHS England by Capita

Tel: 07740-530025 Email: Gill.Appleby@capita.co.uk

NHS England

Helen Wardle is the key contact at NHS England South Region (Wessex)  for new contract applications and any variation to the contract ie change of hours, relocation, change of directors, change of partners, contact details etc. Contact Details are:

Telephone 0113 824 9850

Helen.wardle@nhs.net

Team email england.wessexoptometry@nhs.net for Optical queries

 


What’s New?

Fri 10 August 18 | LOCSU Hot Briefs 73 & 74
Here are the Latest Hot Briefs from LOCSU for August 2018 Hot Brief Issue 73 - Aug 18 - Guidance on Record Keeping Hot Brief Issue 74 - Aug 18 - Guidance on Overseas Visitor Charging Regulations and Eye Care Services


Tue 24 July 18 | Specialist keratoconus symposium Hertford UK, October 2018
Taking on the challenge of keratoconus  management with contact lenses The expanding role for sclerals Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th, Friday 12th October 2018 Presented by Hertford Optometry and Contact Lens Practice The Castle, Hertford, Herts, SG14 1HR, UK. For further information and booking go to: Keratoconus Symposium October 2018
Wed 16 May 18 | Reminder Hampshire LOC AGM 06 June 2018

Reminder of Annual General Meeting – 06 June 2018

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Hampshire LOC will be held on Wednesday 06 June 2018  at Norton Park Hotel, Sutton Scotney, Nr Winchester SO21 3NB.  Registration for the event will commence at 18:00hrs. 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. Prior to the AGM starting there will be a talk by our guest speaker Mr James Kirwan MA FRCOphth. The title of Mr Kirwan’s talk is: “Priority Setting for Glaucoma: Are we managing it NICEly?” Attendees will be able to claim one CET point for the lecture. Click on the following for the Agenda for the evening, previous Minutes, the Chair's Report and Finance spreadsheet. We currently have two vacancies on the Management Committee for representatives (ideally Fareham & Gosport and Southampton City) but this is not set in stone. Unfortunately no nominations have been forthcoming since the LOC sent out the notification of the AGM. If you wish to be a part of the management committee please speak to Roisin Carruthers (Chair) or Anne Gill (Hon Secretary) on the night. There are still places available to attend the AGM so please support your LOC and confirm your intention to attend including GOC Number and any dietary requirements by emailing isilk@hampshireloc.org.uk  before Monday, 28 May 2018.

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Business Manager: Ian Silk (07808) 658143 | Postal Address: c/o 5 Lily Walk, Durrington, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 8ND