Enhanced Service Pathways

Shropshire and Telford  & Wrekin currently have 6 enhanced service pathways set up. These are:

Cataract referral refinement

Post-cataract follow up

Glaucoma repeat measures

OHT monitoring

PEARS

Children's Pathway

To use these services, patients must be on the  list of a GP practice in Shropshire or Telford & Wrekin. If not, then the patient  should be referred or managed in the usual way.

 

Accreditation

Optometrists involved in any of these schemes must be on the appropriate CCG accredited list and their practice must have signed and returned the appropriate SLA..

Accreditation for all schemes, except the Children's Pathway, involves completion of the LOCSU/WOPEC online learning package.

In addition, the PEARS, Glaucoma repeat measures and OHT monitoring schemes require satisfactory performance at the relevant OSCE practicals/vivas.

Accreditation for the Cataract referral refinement, OHT monitoring and Children's pathways also involves attendance at a seminar/workshop run by the LOC/CCG.  

For further information regarding accreditation for any of these pathways, please contact Emma Close-Davies, email cet@shropshireloc.co.uk

Contract Support

Alison Durrans is now managing support for Optometry Schemes commissioned by Shropshire CCG and Telford and Wrekin CCG. If you have any queries around the contracts/validation forms then please  contact her :

Alison Durrans

Contract Support Officer

Oak Lodge

William Farr House

Shrewsbury

SY3 8XL

a.durrans@nhs.net

01743 277500 ext 2587

 

  • Your monthly validation forms must still be sent to  the normal reporting email address (shropstw.optoms@nhs.net).
  • Invoices are to be submitted to the Wakefield address by post (separated by either Shropshire CCG or Telford and Wrekin CCG patients) or Tradeshift (electronic invoicing system).
  • If you are querying outstanding optometry invoice payments then please contact Shared Business Services on 0303 123 1177.
  • Claire Roberts, claireroberts1@nhs.net is still the contact if you have any queries around the schemes/service specifications.
  • Your local finance contacts are the following: Roger Eades, roger.eades@nhs.net (Shropshire CCG) and Timothy Whiting, timothy.whiting@nhs.net (Telford and Wrekin CCG).

 

Please kindly update your records.