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 NEW request:

Dear Colleague
As part of the High Impact Intervention framework, NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are required to look at skillset mapping for future development. Please respond to this  request for information as soon as possible and at the very latest by the 16th Nov to Jenna Braddick via
Kind regards,
Vivien Rosamond
(Secretary, Cambs LOC)
Please see the General Documents page for a copy of the form


Announcement regarding the next CET cycle from The GOC...

Our Council decided yesterday that the next Continuing Education and Training (CET) cycle will be a standard three year cycle, running from 2019-21, with the same requirements as in the current cycle.

We had initially planned to make 2019 a one-year transition period before implementing changes to the scheme from 2020 in order to do more to promote registrants’ continuing professional development. However, feedback from our recent CET consultation suggested that CET providers and registrants would need more time to meet the requirements of the new scheme.

So we’ve listened to these concerns and significant changes to the scheme will not now come into effect until the 2022-24 cycle, giving providers and registrants ample time to prepare.

Meanwhile, we will be introducing a new and improved MyCET online system in January 2019. We have used feedback from registrants, providers and approvers to improve the interface of the system, particularly on portable devices.

We will introduce a new digital guidance booklet for the 2019-21 CET cycle this January, to help you understand the changes to MyCET and the full requirements of the scheme.

Finally, please remember that the current CET cycle is quickly coming to a close, so if you haven’t yet met all your requirements and accepted all your points, please do so by 31 December 2018 to ensure you remain on the register.

If you have any questions regarding CET, please email

Best wishes


Next Educational Event:-

 The next LOC lecture and CET event will be Thursday 29th November, 7pm arrival for 7.30pm start and the topic will be: 'Upper & lower eyelid blepharoplasty’

This lecture will be presented by Mr Simon Woodruff Consultant Ophthalmologist MB BS, FRCOphth currently a Consultant Oculoplastic & Ophthalmic Surgeon at Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge and Moorfields Eye Hospital
The lecture will address the clinical patterns of presentation of upper and lower eyelid disease to the Optometrists and enable them, through pattern recognition to arrive at a clinical diagnosis. 
The lecture will then cover aspects of referral criteria to secondary care.
It will then move on to discuss the latest techniques of blepharoplasty & overview of the cosmetic and functional indications.

There will be 1CET point in ocular disease.
This will be held at Spire Cambridge Lee Hospital 30 New Rd, Impington, Cambridge CB24 9EL.  Confirmation of where at the Lee will follow!!!
Reception and buffet at 7pm. Lecture begins at 7.30.

NEED to know if your going to attend as there is limited space and for catering  

If you turn up unannounced then there will not be food for you and no where to sit!

These lectures are extremely well attended so please let me know.
Thank you 







The Cambridgeshire LOC company are delighted to have been successful in securing the  Minor Eye Conditions (MECS) contract for Cambridgeshire for the next five years!

All Optometrists interested in helping to deliver such an important service to your patients should contact Alison Lask for further information, but in the first instance must meet the following criteria:

Have been GOC registered for a minimum of three years,

Completed the WOPEC MECS training,

Completed QIO,

Need to attend MECS training.




The CET claim form has now been updated for electronic submission - link in documents...