Sheffield Local Optometric Committee

Current and Planned Schemes

Paediatric referral refinement - NEW forms

There are some updates now to the PRR scheme, please see the documents » Read this article…

Press release about PRR Sept 2011

Turns out there is an ‘EYE’ in TEAM!!

SHEFFIELD school children are getting quicker access to eye experts thanks to a new scheme for reception children.
Youngsters starting reception are now having their eyes screened by Orthoptist from

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Setting up an NHS mail account

How to activate an NHS net email account

The instructions for the staff as as follows:

1) From Internet Explorer goto http://www.nhs.net

2) Logon using the email address given and the password (from the Internet use the onscreen

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Repeat IOP measurements in Enhanced services

As the principal provider of professional indemnity insurance to individual
optometrists, the AOP position on enhanced services that rely solely on repeating
intra-ocular pressure measurements is as follows:
1. Repeating the pressures at the

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PEARS SCHEME and Medication requests

Following discussions between the Local Optometric Committee, Local Pharmaceutical Committee and NHS Sheffield, from 1 October 2011 Primary Eye care Acute Referrals Scheme (PEARS) Optometrists will be able to advise their PEARS patients with

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Paediatric Referral refinement

PRR

As promised we have introduced electronic reporting for the PRR scheme.
The purpose of the move to online reporting is to improve safe information transfer and simplify administration by reducing the need for additional invoice and also

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Enhanced Services Payment Calculator

NHS Sheffield have produced an XL spreadsheet to help optometrists calculate payments for the majority of locally enhanced services and schemes.

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Paediatric Referral Refinement - Documents

The Paediatric Referral Refinement Scheme was developed through close working relationships between the Sheffield LOC,Sheffield Children’s Hospital and NHS Sheffield.

Upon school entry all children now receive a vision screening

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Contact Applanation Tonometry Service (CATS)

Sheffield LOC has worked closely with NHS Sheffield to develop a new scheme with the aim of reducing the number of false positive referrals for raised IOP. The scheme provides appropriate funding for optometrists to undertake contact

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Primary Eyecare Acute Referral Scheme

Status: Active. TO FIND OUT FURTHER DETAILS OR TO ASK ABOUT PARTICIPATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE SECRETARY .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Glaucoma Referral Refinement

Status: Active. TO FIND OUT FURTHER DETAILS OR TO ASK ABOUT PARTICIPATION, PLEASE CONTACT THE SECRETARY .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

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Next Meeting:

Copthorne Hotel
Bramall Lane
Sheffield
S2 4SU

at 7.30pm tues 3rd October

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