North Hampshire CCG

Practices & Primary Care Networks

Practice Name Town Community Eye Services Phone No
Alton Eye Care Alton 01420 542363
Bliinx Eyecare Studio Kingsley 01420 478899
Boots Opticians Alton 01420 84396
Boots Opticians Basingstoke MECS 01256 364943
Brown and White Opticians Hook 01256 763016
Buyspecs Direct Basingstoke 01256 331349
Chineham Centre Opticians Basingstoke 01256 327564
Leightons Opticians Alton 01420 83070
Leightons Opticians Basingstoke 01256 321068
Leightons Opticians Tadley 0118 9812250
Matheson Optometrists Limited Alton 01420 560082
Optimum Vision Clinic Tadley MECS 01189 810267
Rawlings Opticians Alton 01420 84230
Richard Ward Eyecare Hartley Wintney 01252 843277
Specsavers Opticians Alton MECS 01420 593600
Specsavers Opticians Basingstoke 01256 479429
The Optician Hook MECS 01256 703707
Vision Express Basingstoke 01256 814824
Vision Express Basingstoke 01256 630141

 

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
Boundaries
Chawton Park
Wilson
 
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
Odiham
 
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
Clift
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:

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

Basingstoke & North Hampshire Hospitals
Aldermaston Road
Basingstoke
RG24 9NA

Urgent Access Contact Telephone No: 01256 313572

Referral Guidelines

Awaiting Update