Fit For The Future Community Eye Care Pathways: New COSIs Required
FIT FOR THE FUTURE COMMUNITY EYE CARE PATHWAYS: NEW COSIs REQUIRED
The success of the North Staffs/Stoke Fit for the Future community pathways has been such that the increased level of activity requires further suitably trained and accredited community optometrists to sign up. Staffordshire LOC is looking for expressions of interest in the Acute (PEARS), Glaucoma Test B (OHT and suspect COAG co-management), Post-op Cataract and Paediatrics pathways.
Moreover, for the very first time, the opportunity to join these pathways is being extended not just to optometrists from North Staffordshire and Stoke, but also to community optometrists from South Staffs whose practices lie close to the North/South border. This includes all community optometry practices situated in Eccleshall, Stone and Uttoxeter. Please note, only patients who are registered with GP surgeries in North Staffordshire and Stoke can be managed within these pathways. Furthermore, optometrists based in the Stafford & Surrounds CCG area shouldn’t confuse this development with the proposed Glaucoma Referral Refinement (GRR) and Paediatrics pathways currently being considered by the Stafford and Cannock CCGs commissioning board; these are different services entirely.
Could all interested optometrists indicate below which pathways they might be interested in joining, and print and fax or email the completed form to Alison at the LOC office.
Thank you for your attention and I look forward to your favourable response!
Joint Vice Chair
Staffordshire Local Optical Committee
Please indicate below any training and accreditation that you may have already undertaken in respect of these pathways, e.g. WOPEC PEARS Part A and B modules.
Name of optometrist(s):____________________________________________________
Name of practice(s):________________________________________________________
(All responses to Alison Lowell, Staffordshire LOC secretary, by no later than Friday 5th September)