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Category: GOS & NHS

November 2, 2022
Dry eyes preparation requests to GP’s

We have been asked by NHS North East London to circulate information regarding Dry eyes preparation requests to GP’s and further details can be found below: My name is Rijwanur (Senior Prescribing Adviser, Medicines Management team, North East London ICB).  We have had many queries from GP practices about patients who are seen by optometrists in…

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November 2, 2022
COVID BOOSTER UPDATE

Please note that the National Booking Service in England is now open to healthcare workers. This means that optical teams in England can start to book their vaccination: Book or manage a coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

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August 23, 2022
Facilitating Interpretation Services for GOS Services

Following enquiries from local practices, we thought it would be useful to circulate the advice from NHS England, London Region regarding facilitating interpretation services for GOS services.

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July 22, 2022
GOS Update – London Region

I would like to take the opportunity to update you on a number of matters as follows: 1. Acceptance of private prescriptions: Following a recent patient query, practices are reminded that GOS regulations require practitioners to satisfy themselves that a sight test is clinically necessary. Where a patient has recently had a private sight test…

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July 18, 2022
GOS Update – London Region

Please click here to read the latest GOS Update for the London Region.    

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June 8, 2022
Primary Care Wellbeing and Resilience Survey

FOR THE ATTENTION OF ISLINGTON MEMBERS  Dear Colleagues Please see below a primary care wellbeing survey that NHS England and NHS Improvement have asked us to circulate to our Islington members. Kind regards East London, City & Islington LOC ***************************************************************************************************************** Dear Colleague Tell us how you are – primary care wellbeing survey The latest wellbeing survey is…

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June 1, 2022
Guidance

Dear Colleagues Please click here for ELCI LOC Referral Guidance for all members. Kind regards East London, City & Islington LOC

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April 28, 2022
New Resources on Vision Impairment & Falls: National Falls Prevention Coordination Group (NFPCG)

Please click here for information on new resources developed by The National Falls Prevention Coordination Group.

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April 11, 2022
National PPE Acute and Primary Care Customer Insight Newsletter – 31 March 2022

Please click here for a copy of the National PPE Acute and Primary Customer Insight newsletter – March 2022  

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April 8, 2022
PIFU Webinar

We have been asked to circulate the details of a PIFU (Patient Initiated Follow Ups) webinar for any optometrist in primary care to attend.  The webinar is on Tuesday, 26th April from 12:30 – 13.30 pm. Please click here for further details and to register for the webinar.

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