OFNC Statement on COVID-19 Urgent Eyecare Service (CUES) with updated FAQs
The OFNC welcomes the publication of the COVID-19 Urgent Eyecare Service (CUES) to provide urgent and emergency services in primary care settings during the pandemic. The new service framework will be particularly helpful in those areas of England where there are currently no locally commissioned urgent eyecare services in primary care. It must be commissioned rapidly in those areas, so that patients with urgent eyecare needs can receive care without having to visit a GP or hospital.
The OFNC has issued an updated set of FAQs on primary eyecare services during the COVID-19 crisis, including information on the key features of CUES. Contractors and practitioners should direct further questions to their representative bodies, using the contact details in the FAQs.