Southampton City CCG

Practices & Primary Care Networks

Practice Name Town Community Eye Services Phone No
Boots Opticians Southampton MECS 02380 223441
Boots Opticians Southampton MECS 02380 331897
Boots Opticians Southampton MECS 02380 772915
Boots Opticians Southampton MECS 02380 448443
Costco Wholesale UK Ltd Southampton 02380 764825
Leightons Opticians Southampton MECS 02380 223185
Ralph Neale Opticians Southampton 02380 221749
Scrivens Opticians Southampton 02380 770804
Scrivens Opticians Southampton 02380 420513
Specsavers Opticians Southampton MECS 02380 636105
Specsavers Opticians Bitterne MECS 02380 425150
Specsavers Opticians Shirley MECS 02380 778818
Specsavers Opticians Southampton MECS 02380 425150
Vision Express Southampton 02380 635436
Woolston Eyecare Southampton 02380 448591

 

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

ICP Name CCG Name PCN Name Practice Names
Southampton and South West Hampshire NHS Southampton City CCG West LORDSHILL HEALTH CENTRE
VICTOR STREET SURGERY
SHIRLEY AVENUE AND CHEVIOT ROAD PRACTICE
THE GROVE MEDICAL PRACTICE
ALDERMOOR SURGERY
ATHERLEY HOUSE SURGERY
DR S ROBINSON AND PARTNERS
HILL LANE SURGERY
BROOK HOUSE SURGERY
 
Southampton and South West Hampshire NHS Southampton City CCG Central ST MARY’S SURGERY – SOUTHAMPTON
DR ORD-HUME AND PARTNERS
MULBERRY SURGERY
WALNUT TREE SURGERY
HOMELESS HEALTHCARE TEAM
SOLENT GP SURGERY
 
Southampton and South West Hampshire NHS Southampton City CCG North BURGESS ROAD SURGERY
UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICE SOUTHAMPTON
STONEHAM LANE SURGERY
HIGHFIELD HEALTH
 
Southampton and South West Hampshire NHS Southampton City CCG Bitterne BITTERNE SURGERY
CHESSEL PRACTICE
BATH LODGE PRACTICE
 
Southampton and South West Hampshire NHS Southampton City CCG Woolston and Townhill WOOLSTON LODGE SURGERY
THE OLD FIRE STATION SURGERY
TOWNHILL SURGERY
ST PETERS SURGERY
 
Southampton and South West Hampshire NHS Southampton City CCG Living Well PCN Living Well Partnership

Community Eye Services

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

Mailpoint 104

Southampton Eye Unit

University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road

Southampton

SO16 6YD

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