NHS England has issued guidance to GPs indicating that for dry eye conditions patients should purchase treatment products themselves.
You can view the guidance document HERE
Vision Care for Homeless People VCHP are desperately seeking some volunteer optometrists for Monday 16th and Monday 23rd April. The clinic is at St George’s Crypt Leeds and runs from 11-3. The clinic is fully equipped and has a resident DO and clinic manager who keep all the admin running smoothly. If you are available please let me know on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
You will find it a most rewarding day.
If there are other Mondays that you would like to volunteer for please let me know. There are of course other slots later in the year and we have a very small pool of regular optometrists. Even if you could volunteer for just one session it would make a big difference.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Leeds LOC Chair
NICE have released new guidance on managing patients with AMD. You can download a copy of the document HERE
Following the visit from Capita/PCSE at the Bradford LOC winter course please find further info on the Future Service Developments for Ophthalmic PayNewsments.
At the January 2018 LOC course, Bradford LOC issued the following document which can be given to patients who require examination but the practice are not able to claim a GOS fee under the current guidelines. In the current absence of a MECS/PEARS scheme these patients at present have to pay privately or be referred. The document gives the patient information on why they have been refused and action they can take.
It is recommended that you make notes of any advice you have given on the patients practice record.