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/

Details of the  November 2018 PCSE National Engagement Team structure

How to Access the PCSE  Online Enquiry Form

Local contact details are:

Kirsty Adlem

Ophthalmic Engagement Manager

Communications & Engagement Team

Primary Care Support England

Delivered on behalf of NHS England by Capita

Tel: 07725629686  Email: k.adlem@nhs.net

Customer Support Centre: 0333 014 2884

Address: Primary Care Support England, PO Box 350, Darlington, DL1 9QN

Website: www.pcse.england.nhs.uk

For queries relating to a particular service, please use our online enquiries form: www.pcse.england.nhs.uk/contact-us

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?

Tue 06 August 19 | 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


Mon 22 July 19 | 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 resulted in the publication of national guidance as linked here https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/items-which-should-not-be-routinely-precscribed-in-pc-ccg-guidance.pdf https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/otc-guidance-for-ccgs.pdf Of particular relevance to opticians and optometrists is the advice that lutein and antioxidants ( eg vitamins A C E and zinc should not be prescribed for age related macular degeneration ( ARMD) as there is insufficient evidence to support this and that if patients want to use these or continue to use them then they should purchase them themselves. In addition both conjunctivitis and dry /sore eyes are considered suitable for patients to purchase OTC treatments themselves rather than ask for them to be prescribed by a doctor. This guidance also applies if you are entitled to free prescriptions. For full details see the source documents. A leaflet is also available for patients - OTC Meds leaflet
Tue 11 June 19 | 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 complete the Registration form via this link  http://bit.ly/opto-reg-portal Currently this will mostly affect practices in Southampton City CCG, West Hants CCG and North Hants CCG areas of operation.

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