News

During the ongoing pandemic, instead of our newsletters, we are sending out regular email updates. If you would like to receive these, please enquire at bucksloc@hotmail.com. Archive editions of our newsletter may be downloaded from the Newsletter page. 

 

 

Private ophthalmology care at Stoke Mandeville

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust now offers private ophthalmology care at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

 

MK CUES

On 6th July 2020 we launched a Covid-19 Urgent Eyecare Service (CUES) in Milton Keynes. Contractors may download the letter from this page to read more and to express an interest in participation. There's also more information on our 'urgent & emergency' page.

 

 

PCSE

Following the many problems which practices have encountered with Primary Care Support England, we now have a separate PCSE section on this website, including bulletins and two short training videos about the PCSE online claims process.

 

Local referral advice

Please go to the Practitioner Matters/Local referral information section to download the latest versions of the Eyecare Pathways sheets for Mid & South Bucks and MK, giving information on how and where to refer in your area. Also available are documents on Urgent & Emergency Eyecare Services, to help you decide on the urgency of referrals and where to refer.

 

Education

Bucks LOC usually holds several CET evenings  each year, including occasional hands-on CET workshops. During the pandemic, no CET events are planned, but we've put together a list of providers of online CET. As far as we're aware, all of this CET is being supplied free of charge. See Education in the Events section of this website for more details.

 

Advice on smoking cessation

The College of Optometrists has useful information for the public.

For more local information, download the Buckinghamshire Tobacco Control Strategy from this page. You and your patients will also find lots of local help and support by visiting https://www.livewellstaywellbucks.co.uk/Service/29/stop-smoking