The role of the local office optometry team is to:
- Ensure quality, accessible and timely NHS optometry services.
- Ensure general ophthalmic services are implemented through national contracting mechanisms, enablers and frameworks, to provide the best possible service to patients.
- Support the Local Optometry Network (which represents local community providers, clinical commissioning groups, local optometry committees, hospital providers, GPs and voluntary organisations).
The Kent and Medway Local Eye Health Network
The Kent and Medway Local Eye Health Network (Kent LEHN) has produced a strategic plan with associated recommendations for implementation across Kent and Medway. It is designed to ensure that quality eye care services are maintained with inequalities and variation reduced. across the county. The plan will support the lowering of levels of avoidable sight loss and support a cost-effective inclusive approach.
Surrey and Sussex eye health needs assessment
The aim of this assessment is to develop knowledge of eye health in relation to current and future needs of the local population and to use this to influence the commissioning of suitable eye care services and avoid preventable blindness. Methods used include literature review, and quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
South East eye health latest news
Read the latest news from the Opthalmic Contracting team for Surrey, Sussex and Kent in the May edition of the South East Eye Health newsletter.
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If you would like to find out more, please email the optometry team.