Worcestershire Local Optical Committee

Latest News and Events

NHS cataract procedures are beginning to return

NHS cataract procedures are beginning to return

Cataract procedures at WRH, BMI Droitwich Spa, Newmedica Gloucester and Spa Medica Edgbaston are beginning to return to [a new] normal. I understand that there are fewer procedures per hour being conducted and, because of that, some surgeons are going to stop offering...

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Routine testing, but not as we know it …

Routine testing, but not as we know it …

NHS England has updated its guidance and operating procedure for optical practices. Be aware that the guidance gives notice to do routine sight testing but it is not the routine sight testing which we have traditionally done. All patients have to be triaged into one...

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CUES service

CUES service

The COVID-19 Urgent Eyecare Service (CUES) in England is now signed and will start on the 25th of June. After that date all PEARS/MECS consultations must stop and any cases submitted to optomanager will not be paid. The full specification can be found on the CoO...

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Primary Eyecare Supplies

Primary Eyecare Supplies

The LOCSU primary eyecare companies are helping to supply PPE throughout the lockdown and recovery period. The have sourced supplies of PPE and are making it available through their website here If you need any more information about LOCSU or the Primary Eyecare...

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Matt’s CET event

Matt’s CET event

A must-go-to event for aspiring optometrists in the Worcestershire area.

About Us

This committee is made up of local practitioners and contractors who are interested in representing and supporting local contractors to the NHS.

The committee organises events, represents contractors and negotiates with the CCG for new contracts.

All members of the committee have a role to play. Many have regular meetings with NHS officers while others disseminate information to the community.

Join Us

If you think you might like to contribute to the local optical community then make contact with our chairman to offer your services.