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