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Locum Optometrist Required – Grayshott

Zaman Opticians seeking an experienced Locum Optometrist for an independent practice in Grayshott, Hindhead, Surrey, GU26 6HJ. We offer very comfortable working conditions. Presently, cover required for one day per week ( preferably Thursday or Friday) and one Saturday per

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Important Message Regarding St Mary’s Post Cataract Patients

Dear LOC Colleagues We have been made aware of concerns regarding the sight testing of patients following cataract surgery at St Mary’s Treatment Centre in Portsmouth. We have written to St Mary’s and the respective CCGs regarding our concerns and

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AIO Conference – 5 & 6 October 2019

The Association for Independent Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Conference is being held in Bristol on the 5th and 6th October. For more information check the programme of events. 05 Oct 19 06 Oct 19 To Book Link

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Help Childhood Learning

As part of the Open Sight Hampshire strategic plan, Terry Smith, Community Development and Support Manager for Open Sight has launched a National petition to The Department for Health and Social Care entitled ‘Every child to have an eye test before they

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Priorities for Delivering the NHS Long Term Plan for Eye Health

The Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning have recently published a paper regarding the ‘Priorities for Delivering the NHS Long Term Plan for Eye Health. A copy of the report can be found here.

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2019 AGM Papers

Following on from the AGM held on 05 June 2019 the papers in relation to the event are below. Annual Report Hampshire LOC Accounts18_19 Southampton MECS Report LOCSU Update AGM Minutes

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Low Value Medications

Over the last 2 years NHS England having been undertaking consultations on medicines that are commonly prescribed and either have little clinical evidence to support their use or might be available Over The Counter( OTC) at chemists without prescription. This has

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Additional Services Contracts in Hampshire – PEC Services Registration

If your practice does not currently subcontract with PEC Services and would like your practice to be involved;  please read attached information with regards to how to get involved and the compliance which is required; if you wish to participate

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Payment of HES Vouchers Issued by UHS

University Hospital Southampton has recently changed the way their invoices are dealt with and are now sorting things in house rather than via SBS in Wakefield.  This has resulted in some changes to procedure. Despite the changes optical practices should still continue

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Hampshire LOC AGM – 05 June 2019

Notification of Annual General Meeting 05 June 2019 To all local Contractors and Performers in the Hampshire LOC area: The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Hampshire LOC will be held on Wednesday 05 June 2019 At   Novotel Southampton

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