Community Eyecare at Staffordshire Local Optical Committee

Community Eyecare

 

South Staffordshire GRR Service

Please click on the link below to access the guidelines to the South Staffordshire GRR pathway.

 

Guidance for Accredited Optometrists

Guidance for Optometrists

 

GRR - Participating Practices - December 2017

4Sight Opticians - Codsall - 01902 844201

Boots Opticians - Cannock - 01543 503356

Carolyn Parker Opticians - Penkridge - 01785 713861

Chase Eye Care - Cannock - 01543 570313

Chase Eye Care - Hednesford - 01543 422198

Colin Lee Opticians - Lichfield - 01543 254645

Colin Lee Opticians - Rugeley - 01889 570544

Flint & Partners - Brewood - 01902 851475

Flint & Partners - Codsall - 01902 719855

Flint & Partners - Wednesfield - 01902 851475

Flint & Partners - Wolverhampton - 01902 422 096

Jenks Opticians - Tamworth - 01827 62792

Kelcher Optometrists - Great Wyrley - 01922 412040

Malcolm Gray & Associates - Eccleshall - 01785 851015

Mincher Lockett Opticians - Stafford - 01785 253478

Opticial & Hearing Centre - Featherstone - 01902 306925

Razvi Opticians - Meir - 01782 314673

Specsavers Opticians - Brownhills - 01543 363790

Specsavers Opticians - Lichfield - 01543 417517

Specsavers Opticians - Longton - 01782 337830

Specsavers Opticians - Rugeley - 01889 576060

Specsavers Opticians - Stafford - 01785 255210

Specsavers Opticians - Tamworth - 01827 60622

Specsavers Opticians - Uttoxeter - 01889 561770

Vision Express - Tamworth - 01827 54411

Webb, Lucas & Stubbs Optometrist - Stafford - 01785 242127

 

 

 

South Staffordshire MECS Service

Please click on the link below to view the guidance document for the MECS scheme in South Staffordshire. 

 

PEATS - Guidance for Participating Optometrists

 

MECS - Participating Practices - September 2017

Stafford 
Boots Opticians 01785 225948
Mincher Lockett01785 253478
Specsavers Opticians01785 255210
Webb, Lucas & Stubbs01785 242127
Vision Express01785 215077
  
Gnosall 
Mincher Lockett01785 823790
  
Penkridge 
Carolyn Parker01785 713861
  
Eccleshall 
Malcolm Gray & Associates01785 851015
  
Cannock 
Boots Opticians01543 503356
Chase Eyecare01543 570313
Specsavers Opticians01543 462232
  
Burntwood 
Colin Lee Opticians01543 674687
  
Hednesford 
Chase Eyecare01543 422198
  
Rugeley 
Colin Lee Opticians01889 570544
Specsavers Opticians01889 576060
  
Great Wyrley 
Kelcher Optometrists01922 412040
  
Featherstone 
Optical & Hearing Centre01902 306925
  
Chase Terrace 
Stidwills Ltd01543 682730
  
Wombourne 
Taylor Biddle Opticians01902 895909
  
Tamworth 
Jenks Opticians01827 62792
Specsavers Opticians01827 60622
Vision Express01827 316300
  
Lichfield 
Colin Lee Opticians01543 254645
Specsavers Opticians01543 417517
  
Codsall 
4Sight Opticians01902 844201
Flint & Partners 01902 719855
  
Wolverhampton areas 
Flint & Partners, Wednesfield01902 719850
Flint & Partners, Wolverhampton01902 422096
Optical & Hearing Centre, Shareshill01922 701897
4Sight Opticians, Mander Centre 01902 714559
4Sight Opticians, Raynor Parade01902 723449
Taylor Biddle Wombourne01902 895909
Taylor Biddle, Compton01902 750325
 
Outside South Stafffordshire areas
Specsavers Opticians, Brownhills01543 363790
McCracken Opticians, Uttoxeter01889 562184
Razvi Opticians, Meir01782 314673
Specsavers Opticians, Longton01782 337830
Specsavers Opticians, Uttoxeter01889 561770

 

Post Operative Cataract Service for Patients Seen at Rowley Hall Hospital

Guidance for Optometrists

Presentation from Launch Event

 

 

 

 

Acute Eye Pathway Training and Accreditation 

There are three parts to the training and accreditation for the acute eye pathway in North Staffordshire and Stoke.  The first two parts are based on the course used to train optometrists who provide MECS in Wales.   Part 1 must be completed before Part 2 can be started.  A foreign body removal training workshop is provided at the same time as the Part 2 assessment.   The final part of the training is attendance at two clinical sessions with a consultant ophthalmologist at UHNS emergency eye clinic. 

1)      MECS Part 1: Distance Learning Lectures

Practitioners need to complete a course of theoretical training:

• Lectures and MCQs provided online

• 7 CET points in total

• An individualised certificate (in PDF format)

 Lectures include:

• The cornea and corneal foreign bodies

• Sudden loss of vision

• Red eye

• Flashes and floaters

• Dry eye

• AMD overview, signs and optometric investigation

• AMD current treatments and optometric management

2)      MECS Part 2: Practical Station Assessments

WOPEC has previously worked together with Staffordshire LOC to organise practical assessments consisting of five 5 minute objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) stations, held under invigilated conditions.  These are designed to assess optometrists’ skill and knowledge in the areas of referral, communication, clinical decision making and interpretation of results.  These have previously been staged in ophthalmology outpatient departments or from larger opticians’ practices.

Examples of typical OSCE stations:

  • Station 1              Volk BIO

Practitioners are required to demonstrate their ability to do indirect ophthalmoscopy. A model eye will be mounted on a slit- lamp; within the model eye there are words which practitioners must transcribe correctly.

  • Station 2              Structured Viva

Practitioners are required to interpret a variety of clinical data- this may include pictures, results of clinical examinations, clinical signs, or a video of a history and symptoms.

  • Station 3              Patient interaction

An actor plays the part of the patient. Practitioners are observed interacting with the patient. They may be required to:

Explain a diagnosis, investigation or treatment 

  • Decide on appropriate management with a patient
  • Break bad news
  • Explain a diagnosis
  • Involve the patient in the decision-making 
  • Deal with an anxious patient
  • Give advice on lifestyle, health promotion or risk factors

 Station 4              Structured Viva

A repetition of station 2 above

 Station 5              Referral

Practitioners are required to interpret a variety of clinical data- this may include pictures, results of clinical examinations or clinical signs. Based on the data, they may be required to write a short report or a referral letter. Alternatively, they may be required to request an emergency referral. In this scenario the assessor acts as a casualty doctor on the other end of the phone.

Acute Scheme - Participating Practices - September 2017

Newcastle 
Boots Opticians01782 711739
Specsavers Opticians01782 714444
Stevenson Jones 01782 619175
  
Tunstall 
Burgess Opticians (Tunstall)01782 837881
Ernest Hanwell Ltd (Tunstall)01782 838710
James Herd Opticians (Tunstall)01782 837961
  
Leek 
B Newbold Ltd (Leek)01538 382090
Specsavers Opticians (Leek)01538 370920
  
Longton 
Royles Opticians (Longton)01782 313693
Specsavers Opticians (Longton)01782 337830
The Specs Place (Longton)01782 330803
  
Kidsgrove 
Lyn Thompson Opticians (Kidsgrove)01782 786998
SW Cotton Optometrist (Kidsgrove)01782 782385
  
Meir 
Razvi Opticians Ltd (Meir)01782 314673
  
Stoke 
Ernest Hanwell Ltd (Stoke)01782 844105
  
Blythe Bridge 
Gillian Scarisbrick Optometrists (Blythe Bridge)01782 388355
  
Hanford 
Heath Optometric (Hanford)01782 643999
  
Cheadle 
Nusyte Opticians (Cheadle)01538 752085
  
Biddulph 
SW Cotton Optometrist (Biddulph)01782 519956
  
Uttoxeter 
McCracken Opticians (Uttoxeter)01889 562184

 

 

 

Paediatrics Pathway: Training, Accreditation And Equipment

• All children are screened by orthoptist when in reception year
• Those with reduced vision in absence of squint or obvious pathology are referred to a COSI
• Patient then followed up by the orthoptist
 

COSI Procedure:

• Cycloplegic refraction, kid’s trial frame
• Media and fundus check: head set BIO (22 or 20D lens)

 

GRR Pathway

List of North Staffs Participating Practices - December 2017

B Newbold LtdLeek01538 382090
Boots OpticiansNewcastle01782 711739
Burgess OpticiansTunstall01782 837881
Ernest Hanwell LtdTunstall01782 838710
Ernest Hanwell LtdStoke01782 844105
Heath OptometricHanford01782 643999
James HerdTunstall01782 837961
Nuvision OpticiansTunstall01782 499600
Razvi Opticians LtdMeir01782 314673
Royles OpticiansLongton01782 313693
Specsavers OpticiansLeek01538 370920
Specsavers OpticiansLongton01782 337830
Specsavers OpticiansHanley01782 206662
Specsavers OpticiansNewcastle01782 714444
Specsavers OpticiansTunstall01782 822872
SW Cotton OptometristKidsgrove01782 782385
SW Cotton OptometristBiddulph01782 519956
The Specs PlaceLongton01782 330803