Primary EyeCare Services COVID-19 Update

As you will know from recent press announcement the UK government has significantly moved the Coronavirus management process.

In the context of the Coronavirus outbreak, ‘Primary Eyecare Services’ is working hard with all key stakeholders to ensure we have appropriate processes in place to enable safe and effective care for patients and practitioners through the locally commissioned services that we contract with optical practices to deliver.

We are publishing guidance today for all participating practices on how to manage patients who need to access particular locally commissioned services we are contracted to deliver (e.g. MECS, cataract and glaucoma pathways) for patients specifically unable to access due to self-isolation or social distancing measures as announced by the Government and NHS.

This guidance should be implemented by all participating optical practices and reviewed regularly as it is updated.

If you have any queries regarding guidance or related to the locally commissioned service please contact your local clinical governance and performance lead or email us on

We would like to thank all participating optical practices for your ongoing diligence and commitment to patients as well as your own teams.