General advice

Intervals bewteen sight tests: If you wish to seek clarification the Department of Health issued the following guidance and memorandum of understanding,  Frequency of Sight Tests It is important that the patients notes record any reason for an early recall.

NHS Choices: The NHS Choices system is being enhanced from September 2011 to include more information about practices, self-editable practice profiles and a new feedback and response facility system for patients. This change is to bring optical contractors into line with the NHS Choices systems that have already been rolled out for NHS hospitals, GPs, dentists and pharmacists  Guidance on NHS Choices prepared by the Optical Confederation will help you.

Referral form/template: developed for optional use to facilitate effective referrals and feedback. See ‘Referral Guidelines’ for further information and copy of form.

Safeguarding Children: Hampshire, Portsmouth City and Southampton City have issued guidance in the form of a Flow chart to assist independent contractors.

Vision Strategy You may find the RNIB commissioned research into Future Sight Loss of interest. Please click here for access to these documents


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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