North Hampshire CCG

Practices & Primary Care Networks

Practice Name Town Community Eye Services Phone No COVID-19 Adjustments
Alton Eye Care Alton PEARS 01420 542363 Emergencies only
Bliinx Eyecare Studio Kingsley PEARS 01420 478899

Monday            10 – 3.30

Tuesday           10 – 3.30

Wednesday – closed

Thursday          10 – 3.30

Friday               10 – 3.30

Saturday           10 – 2.00

Boots Opticians Alton MECS 01420 84396 Closed
Boots Opticians Basingstoke MECS 01256 364943 Closed
Brown and White Opticians Hook PEARS 01256 763016 Closed
Buyspecs Direct Basingstoke 01256 331349
Chineham Centre Opticians Basingstoke 01256 327564
Leightons Opticians Alton 01420 83070 During this period of time, we are still here for you. If you have any questions, concerns or need to order replacement contact lenses or spectacles – we will be available over the phone for any questions or concerns. Please call us on 0800 40 20 20 or visit for more information.
Leightons Opticians Basingstoke 01256 321068
Leightons Opticians Tadley 0118 9812250
Matheson Optometrists Limited Alton PEARS 01420 560082 Open for Emergencies
Optimum Vision Clinic Tadley MECS 01189 810267 Open for Emergencies
Rawlings Opticians Alton PEARS 01420 84230  Telephone/Video consultation only
Richard Ward Eyecare Hartley Wintney 01252 843277
Specsavers Opticians Alton MECS 01420 593600

New hours: 09.00 to 15.00 Monday to Saturday, closed on Sunday.

This will be effective from Monday 30th March 2020

Specsavers Opticians Basingstoke PEARS 01256 479429
The Optician Odiham MECS 01256 703707

Continuing to offer clinical support during the Covid 19 emergency. In summary we are able to offer:-

– PEARS/MECS support – triaged over the phone and if necessary emergency appointments with our on-call Optometrist

– Spectacle repairs and replacements (we have our own workshop)

– Domiciliary support for vulnerable groups

– supply of contact lenses

Vision Express Basingstoke 01256 814824
Vision Express Basingstoke 01256 630141


Link to GP Practices North Hampshire CCG

Integrated Care Partnerships (ICPs) and Primary Care Networks (PCNs)

ICP Name CCG Name PCN Name Practice Names
North and Mid Hampshire NHS North Hampshire CCG A31 Bentley Village
Chawton Park
North and Mid Hampshire NHS North Hampshire CCG Acorn Health Partnership Acorn Health Partnership
North and Mid Hampshire NHS North Hampshire CCG B-Connected Care Bermuda & Marlowe
Bramblys Grange
North and Mid Hampshire NHS North Hampshire CCG Mosaic Crown Heights
North and Mid Hampshire NHS North Hampshire CCG Rural West Tadley
Watership Down Health
North and Mid Hampshire NHS North Hampshire CCG Whitewater Loddon Chineham
Whitewater Health

Community Eye Services

Minor Eye Condition Service

Minor Eye Condition Service NHants- Criteria for Inclusion

MECS Referral Pathway

Glaucoma Referral Refinement
What is the GRR (Pears Plus) Scheme?

IOP (or intra-ocular pressure) if too high a value is a potential indicator for Glaucoma or other sight threatening conditions.

NICE require all opticians to refer a patient if they record Intra-Ocular pressures of over 24 duringan eye examination. Using the Glaucoma Referral Refinement Service means that optometrists are commissioned to repeat the pressure measurement on up-to 2 occasions before they must refer to the Ophthalmologist.

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.

Anthea Reid
LOC Clinical Lead
January 2020

Hospital Eye Service Contact Details

Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospitals
Aldermaston Road
RG24 9NA

Urgent Access Contact Telephone No: 01256 313572

Referral Guidelines

Awaiting Update