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OFNC Statement: COVID-19 – NHS guidance for optical practices in England The announcement includes details of support payments for practices which continue to provide essential care for patients during the COVID-19 crisis. These practices will be expected to follow guidance from the General Optical Council and the optical sector bodies on how to provide this

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PPE Dear Colleagues PPE Hampshire LOC has been seeking information regarding PPE from CCGs and the Local NHSE office for our contractors and performers as no information has been forthcoming. We appreciate that some practices have closed due to the increased risks and some practices are providing emergency cover only. If you are still looking

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Practice Closures Practice Closures  If any contractor is closing, partially closing or adapting their hours, they need to contact their local NHS England office to let them know the new arrangement. Details to include: Contractor name (include name of directors if corporate body) Practice name and full address ODS code (this can be found on the

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College of Optometrists COVID-19 Update 25 March 2020 25 March 2020: Daily update Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: Guidance for optometrists OFNC updated guidance on opening arrangements for optical practices. Updated COVID-19 in -practice poster (PDF, 130KB) Updated FAQs, including a new FAQ on financial support for practice owners, locums and other self-employed optometrists. Don’t forget to follow us on Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the latest updates

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Coronavirus/COVID-19: Optical Practices – Updated Guidance on Opening Arrangements 25 March 2020 The UK Government has now published further guidance clarifying that opticians are exempt from the general requirement for retail businesses and premises to close. Optical practices may therefore continue to provide urgent and essential eye care to the extent that they can, including remote care,

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Primary Eyecare COVID-19: Introducing Telemedicine to deliver locally commissioned services – 24 March 2020 Primary Eyecare is today publishing updated guidance for participating practices on how to manage patients who access locally commissioned services, including the use of Telemedicine to deliver MECS Services. This follows yesterday’s announcements from the College of Optometrists, the GOC and

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