Commissioners' Guide - page 8

Commissioners’ Guide to Community Eye Health Services and Primary Eyecare Companies
©2014 LOC Support Unit
Version 1, February 2014
These sources refer to footnotes on page 1
Primary Eyecare Company
is a not for profit company set up by a Local Optical Committee to act as a lead/prime contractor for optical practices
in the area. All local practices are invited to participate as subcontractors of the company.
Access Economics, 2009. Future Sight Loss UK 1: The economic impact of partial sight and blindness in the UK adult population. RNIB.
NHSIC, 2011. Registered Blind and Partially Sighted People – Year ending 31 March 2011 in England. NHS Information Centre for Health and
Social Care.
Commissioning Better Eyecare, Clinical Commissioning Guidance – Urgent Eyecare from the College of Optometrists and the Royal College of
Ophthalmologists, Nov 2013.
Accident and Emergency Attendances in England – 2011-12, Experimental statistics, Health and Social Care Information Centre.
Local Optical Committee Support Unit
LOCSU is able to put commissioners who are interested in redesigning ophthalmology services in touch
with their LOC, and to provide direct advice and support as required.
LOCSU also has a network of Optical Leads across England who are available to provide help, support and
advice to commissioners and providers alike.
To find out more information about LOCSU’s range of service or to get in contact with the LOC in your area,
or call 0207 549 2051.
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