North East Hampshire CCG

Practices & Primary Care Networks

Practice Name Town Community Eye Services Phone No
A Inglis Optometrists Yateley 01252 877710
ASDA Opticians Farnborough 01252 557292
Boots Opticians Farnborough 01252 549100
Boots Opticians Fleet 01252 629259
Brian Craig Eyecare Limited Aldershot 01252 324048
Brian Craig Eyecare Limited Farnborough 01252 545666
Brown and White Opticians Fleet 01252 616830
Costco Wholesale UK Ltd Farnborough 01252 896945
Forsight Opticians Blackwater 01276 34053
Bayfields Opticians Fleet 01252 613733
Leightons Opticians Fleet 01252 617753
Speccies Opticians Farnborough 01252 373008
Specsavers Opticians Aldershot 01252 345556
Specsavers Opticians Farnborough 01252 370498
Specsavers Opticians Fleet 01252 815275

 

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Community Eye Services

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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

Frimley

Eye Casualty at Frimley is not a walk in service.

Triage Nurse: Bleep 547 via switchboard or 01276 526845

Email: fph-tr.eyecasualtyfrimley@nhs.net

Referral Guidelines

Private Providers:

Optegra

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

Optegra Eye Hospital Surrey

Optegra Eye Hospital Whiteley