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Devon LOC – GDPR Privacy Policy

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Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine

The CCGs are working towards establishing a service to monitor for hydroxychloroquine retinopathy. We have attached, for your information, a […]

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The Benevolent Fund – Chair’s Letter to LOC’s

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NHS Advice


Accessible Information Standard

Legal Requirement from 31 July 2017 The Accessible Information Standard tells organisations how they should make sure that disabled people […]

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Applying to the NHS England Performers List

Qualified optometrists need to be included in the NHS England Ophthalmic Performers List to perform GOS sight tests in England. […]

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England Vision Strategy Priorities

In England, over 1.5 million people are living with sight loss, yet public health messages rarely discuss eye health. More […]

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Formulary Treatment for Dry Eyes – NEW Devon CCG Guidance

NEW Devon Clinical Commissioing Group have recently produced some formulary treatment guidance on dry eyes – see this information here: formulary […]

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GOS Complaints Briefing April 2019

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Low Vision Guide for GPs

Sight loss is an increasing health concern in the UK. With an ageing population, the number of people with eye […]

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Mandatory NHS England Contract Forms and Information

Application forms and information for a contract to provide ophthalmic services (Mandatory Services ie: Optician Practices) For more information contact […]

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Meibomian Cyst Policy

A supporting CRG has been developed by the planned care clinical leads to support understanding of the policy and referral, […]

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New Guidance – NHS England OTC Information

NHS England guidance to reduce prescribing of ‘over the counter’ medicines for minor health conditions In March, NHSE launched their […]

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NHS Email Access

To apply for access to an nhs.net mail account you need to first contact the NHS England Area team using […]

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NHS England – Record Keeping Letter

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NHS England South West (South) Eye Health Team

  NHS England South West (South) Eye Health Team,   Peninsula House, Kingsmill Road, Tamar View Industrial Estate, Saltash, PL12 6LE […]

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NHS Performers Lists

There are three national performers lists operated by NHS England – one for medical, dental and ophthalmic performers. The lists […]

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NHS Record Keeping – Reminder for GOS Contractors in England

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Ophthalmic payments

PCSE’s ophthalmic payments service includes administrating monthly payments of GOS forms, processing Continuing Education and Training (CET) payments, deducting Local […]

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PCSE (Primary Care Support England) – Important Information

PCSE (Primary Care Support England) – Important Information and contact details   The national engagement team has now been replaced […]

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PCSE Online Form – Ophthalmic Payment Enquiries

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Plymouth Royal Eye Infirmary (REI) – Urgent Care Referrals

The Royal Eye Infirmary (REI) in Plymouth have revised their procedure for urgent referrals. This will operate: 08.30am-18.00pm Monday to […]

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Primary Care Support England (PCSE)

On 1 September 2015, Capita plc took on responsibility for delivering NHS England’s primary care support service – now called […]

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South Devon and Torbay Clinical Commissioning Group

Our clinical commissioning group (CCG) is led by local senior GPs who are absolutely committed to putting the patient first. […]

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South West Eye Health Information

This webpage is aimed at community Opticians and their teams, if this applies to you please click here for more […]

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Useful Forms


Cataract Referral Forms

Please see below downloadable referral forms specifically for cataract(taking into account current cataract criteria for Devon): Cataract Referral Form Meets […]

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Devon Cataract Referral Criteria

Devon Cataract Referral Criteria (The policy will be implemented on the 19th of October 2015- additional supporting documents below): Before a […]

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Important Referral Information – New Devon Ophthalmic Referral Standard

The CCG has implemented a new referral standard for Devon: devon opthalmic referral standard The implementation date for this standard […]

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IOP Refinement Forms

IOP Refinement Forms for Plymouth, South Devon & Torbay and North Devon IOP Refinement Form South Devon and Torbay IOP […]

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National Performers Lists Application Form

For a downloadable version of the National Performers Lists Application Form click here

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NHS Mail Application Protocol

Process for application for an NHS Email Account for Optician Practices NHS Mail Account Protocol  

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NHS Mandatory Contract Forms

Application Forms for NHS Mandatory Optometry Contract Mandatory Contract Form A – Individual or Partnership Mandatory Contract Form A – […]

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Performers List Application Form

Application Forms for the Performers  List Performers List Application Form Performers List Application Form

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Referral Guidelines

Referral Guidelines for Plymouth, Exeter, North Devon and Torbay Referral Protocol Urgent Referrals Emergency Referrals

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Referrals Proformas

Referrals Forms for Devon (Plymouth, Exeter, North Devon and Torbay) Referral Form Devon (Paper version) Emergency Conditions Urgent Conditions Referral […]

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The Devon Formulary and Referral

The Devon Formulary and Referral website lets you search either North & East Devon or South & West, click here […]

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Public health


Eye Health Leaflet

The LOC have produced a useful Eye Health Leaflet covering: – Eye Health Professionals – Getting your eyes tested and […]

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