Expressions of Interest for North Staffs & Stoke Eyecare Services Re-launch - 16/01/2017 at Staffordshire Local Optical Committee

Expressions of Interest for North Staffs & Stoke Eyecare Services Re-launch - 16/01/2017

Primary Eyecare Shropshire & Staffordshire Ltd (SASPEC) - the LOC Company, has been in discussions with North Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent CCGs with the aim of re-launching the current shared care pathways using the LOCSU company model. 

We are pleased to confirm that the CCG have agreed our proposal to re-commission these pathways with a managed service provided by SASPEC. This means that SASPEC will deal with the running and management of the service and individual practices will sub-contract to SASPEC rather than the CCG. 

At this point we would like to invite expressions of interest for the following services:
  • Acute Eye Services
  • Glaucoma Services
  • Direct Access Cataract Referral
  • Post Operative Cataract Service
  • Paediatric Shared Care
Please note, if you are already delivering these services, you only need to respond if you would like to join a scheme, which you are not currently providing.  If you do not want to join any new schemes but wish to carry on with your current pathways, then look out for a further email explaining the next steps which you will need to take, to continue providing those services.
This is an excellent opportunity to become part of an ever growing network of practices/practitioners in providing additional funded services together with your daily sight testing regime, which is both clinically rewarding and will increase patient footfall in your practices. 
Please provide your expressions of interest to Alison Lowell at by Friday 27th January. Alison will also be able to issue you with WOPEC codes if you would like to commence the training for Acute, Glaucoma or Cataract schemes. Thank you.
Kind regards

Irfan Razvi
Vice Chairman (North) Staffs LOC
Director SASPEC

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