Sheffield Local Optometric Committee

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SLOC AGM Tues 24th April » Read this article…

Quality in Optometry Level 1

A message for all contractors from NHS England:

It is a national contractual requirement that GOS contractors complete and submit a Level 1 Quality in Optometry (QiO) GOS contract compliance checklist once every 3 years. This level is used by

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Paediatric and Infant eye examinations

The following Practices are happy to provide eye examinations to young children and pre-school infants:-

Armstrongs opticians. Ridgeway.

Daybell & Choo Optometrists & Contact lens practitioners, Sharrowvale Rd.

MKO City Road, Herries Road,

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GOS Form submissions

GOS forms sent by ORDINARY mail should be sent to PO BOX 350, Darlington, DL1 9QN
GOS forms sent by SPECIAL DELIVERY mail should be sent to:- CDIS ( PCSE UNIT 1 ), Roundhouse Rd, Faverdale Ind. Est., Darlington. DL3 0UR. ( Thats zero U R » Read this article…

CET about interpreting OCT

Local Medical retina expert , Ophthalmologist Mr Fahd Quhill in conjunction with OT CET
see the link
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General Enquiries for the Sheffield Diabetic Eye service

please call

General enquiries: 3050651 or 3050659

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Change of Address for SPA

Single Point of Access

From Monday 24 March 2014 SPA has moved to:

Community House
The Northern General Hospital
Herries Road
S5 7AU

Our telephone and fax numbers remain as before:

Tel: 0114 305

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Danger of laser pointers

I’m sharing the following Press Release from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists highlighting a Sheffield Study authored by eye doctors in our department that has raised concerns that some classes of laser novelty products, can cause

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Information notices to GP’s


The requirement to notify GPs after we do eye exams on diabetics and
glaucoma sufferers has just been » Read this article…

Cataract referrals

PLEASE NOTE : ALL cataract referrals from 1/4/13 are to be made via GOS 18 to SPA, preferably using the LOC produced document available in down loads » Read this article…


In the downloads section please find updated GOS referral forms to use – one is PDF to print out and fill in , the other can be typed » Read this article…

smoking cessation advice for practices

Helping your clients to go smokefree in the new year!

Want to support your clients to stop smoking as their new year’s resolution?
We can help!

Sheffield Stop Smoking Service has a city centre drop-in service at
39 Charles Street, off

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Ocular adverse effects with Bisphosphonate

The following was taken from an article by Ian Hutchison, Clinical practice pharmacist at SY&B clinical support unit

There appears to be a link between bisphosphonate use and an increased risk of UVEITIS and SCLERITIS.
Bisphosphonates are

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Meeting dates for 2015

Tuesday 27 th January
Monday 23 March
Tuesday 19 May
Monday 13 July
Tuesday 8 September
Monday 2 November
Tuesday 5 January » Read this article…


This is a drug used to manage Arthritis and connective tissue diseases, Rarely it may have an adverse affect on the macula. Patients on this medication should be examined as normal, without the need for an extended test. If a patient is sent

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PRR - updates

Please see the current schemes section for the latest amendments to the PRR scheme- there are important changes to the protocol and information for » Read this article…

Macular Supplements

Please note that when you are informing patients about supplements they can take for macular health that GPs can NOT now prescribe I-CAPS or any similar macular supplement on » Read this article…

Filling GOS 1 Forms (Application for an NHS Funded Sight Test

When completing GOS 1 Forms (Application for an NHS Funded Sight Test) You should enter the date of the last sight test, either GOS or private.

The date of last sight test dictates when the patient will next be entitled to an NHS funded

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Next Meeting:

Copthorne Hotel
Bramall Lane
S2 4SU

at 19:30 Tuesday 15th January

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