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|
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 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:
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, 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.
St Mary’s NHS Treatment Centre Contact Details
Tel: 0333 321 1926
Fax: 0333 321 1927
Optegra at Whiteley and Guildford now offer NHS services – see pathways below.