Fareham and Gosport CCG
Practices & Primary Care Networks
|Practice Name||Town||Community Eye Services||Phone No|
|20/20 Vision Limited||Gosport||02392 584190|
|20/20 Vision Limited||Park Gate||01489 573300|
|ASDA Opticians||Fareham||01329 241885|
|Boots Opticians||Fareham||01329 221822|
|Cameron-Davies Opticians||Portchester||02392 373015|
|Chan’s Optometrist Limited||Lee-on-Solent||02392 551919|
|Eyestyle Centre Opticians||Southampton||01489 589760|
|Leightons Opticians||Fareham||Low Vision Service, Stable Glaucoma Monitoring||01329 287220|
|Malik and Collins Limited||Warsash||01489 576947|
|Matheson Optometrists Limited||Portchester||Low Vision Service, Stable Glaucoma Monitoring||02392 387573|
|Phillips and Edgworth Limited||Gosport||02392 580170|
|Praills Opticians||Fareham||01329 280250|
|Rex Wingate and Partners||Park Gate||01489 584169|
|Scrivens Opticians||Gosport||02392 581719|
|Specsavers Opticians||Gosport||02392 511211|
|Specsavers Opticians||Whiteley||(ISP Post Cataract, GRR – West Hants GP Px only)()||01489 585250|
|Specsavers Opticians||Fareham||01329 826126|
|Sue Wassall Optometrist||Lee-on -Solent||02392 556723|
|Sue Wassall Optometrist||Fareham||01329 832706|
|The Sight & Sound Partnership||Fareham||01329 663977|
|Tombs & Allen Opticians||Gosport||Low Vision Service||02392 583751|
|Vision Express||Gosport||02392 581635|
|Vision Express||Whiteley||01489 564045|
|Vision Express||Fareham||01329 235700|
Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs) and Primary Care Networks (PCNs)
|ICP Name||CCG Name||PCN Name||Practice Names|
|Portsmouth and South East Hampshire||NHS Fareham and Gosport CCG||Coastal PCN||Brook Lane Surgery|
|Stubbington Medical Centre|
|Portsmouth and South East Hampshire||NHS Fareham and Gosport CCG||Fareham East PCN||Centre Practice|
|Westlands Medical Centre|
|Portchester Health Centre|
|Gudgeheath Lane Surgery|
|Portsmouth and South East Hampshire||NHS Fareham and Gosport CCG||Gosport Central PCN||The Willow Group|
|Portsmouth and South East Hampshire||NHS Fareham and Gosport CCG||Gosport West PCN||Solent View Medical Practice|
|Gosport Medical Practice|
|Rowner Heath Centre|
|Bridgemary Medical Centre|
|Bury Road Surgery|
|Brockhurst medical Centre|
Community Eye Services
If practices are not listed as providers in Fareham and Gosport please look at the Portsmouth CCG page as this will show additional contractors providing services.
If you are a practice bordering West Hampshire and you see patients registered with one of their GPs you may wish to take part in CUES (the Covid Urgent Eye Care Service). This service triages and manages, where appropriate, urgent conditions in the community https://primaryeyecare.co.uk/services/urgent-eyecare-service/. Ocular emergencies (such as a penetrating eye injury or chemical injury) should continue to be directed to Eye A&E.
If you do not provide CUES but the ocular condition is appropriate for this service, please provide patients with a West Hampshire GP the central telephone number: 0300 303 4922
You may also want to consider registering to provide post-cataract appointments and glaucoma referral refinement for your West Hampshire patients. Please contact Hampshire LOC for further information.
Guidance on conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care
NHS England carried out a public consultation on reducing prescribing of over-the-counter medicines for minor, short-term health concerns from December 2017 to March 2018 resulting in guidance for healthcare professionals being published. Likewise, guidance regarding treatments eligible for NHS prescriptions continues to be updated and can be found on NHS England’s webpage.
NHS England request GPs not to give NHS prescriptions (even to those eligible for ‘free’ prescriptions) for many conditions in the following categories:
- Conditions which are considered to be self-limitingand so does not need treatment as it will heal of its own accord;
- Conditions which lends itself to self-care, i.e. that the person suffering does not normally need to seek medical care but may decide to seek help with symptom relief from a local pharmacy and use an over the counter medicine.
- Vitamins/minerals and probiotics
Conditions (and treatments) affecting patients seen by optometrists include:
Dry Eyes / sore tired eyes
Mild to moderate hayfever
Lutein and Antioxidants
Omega-3 Fatty Acid Compounds
Please familiarize yourself with the following resources in order for you to advise your patients appropriately regarding self-care rather than routinely directing them back to their GP for an NHS prescription.
- Healthcare professional reference guide regarding OTC medication prescribing
- NHS England letter to GPs
- Patient information leaflet regarding NHS policy regarding purchasing OTC treatments
- June 2019 update regarding treatments no longer eligable for NHS pescriptions
LOC Clinical Lead
Hospital Eye Service Contact Details
QA Hospital Portsmouth – Eye Casualty
Tel: 02392 286162
For Ophthalmic Contractors wishing to refer patients for Low Vision to local providers:
QA Hospital Portsmouth
Currently optometrists use the GOS 18, a letter or a practice template for referring to Hospital Eye Services. To encourage feedback from consultants it is vital that the name of the referring optometrists and contact details are clear.
Secondary care referrals (with the exception of urgents) must go via the patients GP as they have access to the eRS advice and guidance function or to Practice Plus Group (St Mary’s), which is something CCGs are encouraging within their system to help manage referral demand.
In terms of the agreed pathway for referral to eye casualty –
Portsmouth Hospitals Mailboxes – Ophthalmology Department
We are aware there have been some concerns around duplicate mailboxes within the Trust and as a result the Trust has reviewed their processes and confirmed the following:
Urgent referrals: firstname.lastname@example.org – to be used for urgent referrals (Including Wet AMD) in replacement of the fax machine and inability to access eRS, monitored daily.
Emergency referrals: Emergency cases should be discussed with eye casualty via 023 9228 6162. If following discussion with eye casualty patient data needs to be shared, it should be sent to the above email address (email@example.com) entitled FAO EEC to ensure it is picked up by the correct person.
The following accounts will be closed down with immediate effect:
Ophthalmology@porthosp.nhs.uk – this is not an encrypted mailbox
Routine referrals – to PHU via GP or to Practice Plus Group (St Mary’s) directly
GPs have been notified by the CCG that they will be responsible for forwarding non-urgent referrals to QAH as per the following message:
“Direct Optometrist referrals to secondary care providers
Following a number of queries relating to the local referral pathway, the CCGs would like to confirm that local Optometrists are not able to refer directly to secondary care providers – the referral must go back to the GP for validation and onward referral.
Optometrists can however refer directly to the Practice Plus Community Service (previously Care UK) where the referral meets agreed clinical guidelines.
The CCGs continue to look at opportunities around streamlining this process going forward and will keep you updated. In the meantime, if you receive a request from an Optometrist to refer your patient onto secondary care (GOS18), please could you ensure this is done and not sent back to the Optometrist.”
Glaucoma and Cataract patients should be referred to St Mary’s NHS Treatment Centre.
ECLO QA Hospital Portsmouth
The ECLO is Jo Harrington
St Mary’s NHS Treatment Centre
Please use the following link in respect of St Mary’s Ophthalmology Service together with the Referral V5. Please can all Optometrists state, on the referral letter for cataract, if the patient has had a laser refractive treatment in the past.
St Mary’s NHS Treatment Centre Contact Details
Tel: 0333 321 1926
PES/Optegra Post Cataract Follow Up Service
For practices providing the PES/Optegra Post Cataract Service, the following contact details may be helpful.
Clinical Queries 8am-6pm Monday-Friday
Phone : 0203 137 9418
Email : Optegra.firstname.lastname@example.org
For out of hours queries, after 6pm and weekends – for SIGHT IMPACTING complications only please use the emergency call line number to be connected to the on-call nurses.
Hampshire 07540 703741*
*This number is not monitored during normal business hours: