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 (MECS, ISP Post Cataract, GRR – West Hants GP Px only)(MECS -Southampton 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 02392 583751
Vision Express Gosport 02392 581635
Vision Express Whiteley 01489 564045
Vision Express Fareham 01329 235700

 

Link to GP Practices Fareham & Gosport CCG

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
Lockswood 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 Southampton City  or West Hants CCGs and you see patients registered with Southampton City or West Hants GPs you may wish to take part in the Southampton and/or West Hants MECS scheme.

If you see a patient with a minor eye condition and want to send them to a MECS accredited practice please look at the  Southampton  or West Hants CCG pages  for details of practices providing MECS.

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:

Conjunctivitis

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.

Anthea Reid
LOC Clinical Lead
January 2020

Hospital Eye Service Contact Details

QA Hospital Portsmouth – Eye Casualty

Tel: 02392 286162

Referral Guidelines

For Ophthalmic Contractors wishing to refer patients for Low Vision to local providers:

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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, which is something we are encouraging within our system to help manage referral demand.

In terms of the agreed pathway for referral to eye casualty – this is via telephone for an urgent appointment. The phone number is 02392 286162.

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 Care UK Community Service 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.

St Mary’s NHS Treatment Centre

Please use the following link for Referral Guidance in respect of St Mary’s Ophthalmology Service together with the Referral Form. Please can all Optometrists state, on the referral letter for cataract, if the patient has had a laser refractive treatment in the past.

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St Mary’s NHS Treatment Centre Contact Details

Tel:  0333 321 1926

Fax:  0333 321 1927

E-mail: al.enquiriesportsmouth@nhs.net

Private Providers:

Optegra

Optegra at Whiteley and Guildford now offer NHS services – see pathways below.

Optegra Eye Hospital Whiteley

Optegra Eye Hospital Surrey