Call to Action

Improving Eye Health and Reducing Sight Loss – A Call to Action 

Sector Response to Call to Action (published September 2014)

Following the end of the consultation period LOCSU and the Optical Confederation have now published a formal response to the Call to Action. Follow this link to read the full response.

Call to Action (published May 2014)

NHS England launched Improving eye health and reducing sight loss – a Call to Action on 12 June 2014. The LOCSU Call to Action Briefing urges LOCs to participate.

The CTA is a huge opportunity for LOCs, optometrists and opticians to present the case to the NHS for the further development of local community eye health services and an increased utilisation of the skills of opticians and optometrists in primary care. The results of the CTA will determine policy on future commissioning of community eye health services, and it is an opportunity we cannot afford to miss.

LOCSU and the Optical Confederation will submit a national response to the CTA with other stakeholders however, it is vital that LOCs work with practices and practitioners to ensure that voice of optics is heard locally and that a strong and coherent response on the development of community eye health services is articulated to NHS England.

NHS England has produced a slide presentation giving the context to the Call to Action available here. The eye health Call to Action (CTA) follows the publication of The NHS belongs to the people – A call to Action, which was aimed at the general public, and specific CTAs on general practice, pharmacy and dentistry. 

This LOCSU Call to Action Briefing suggests actions that may be taken by LOCs between now and the close of the consultation on 12 September 2014.

View a short video from Optometry Today showing leading players in the sector outlining the importance of participating in the Call to Action http://www.optometry.co.uk/multimedia/view-video?id=3620839275001.

If you have any questions about the briefing, please contact katrinavenerus@locsu.co.uk.

Download the Community Services Summary September 2014 which provides a table of evidence relating to community services designed to assist LOCs with their Call to Action responses.

LOCSU's guidance on responding to the Call to Action

 

Call to Action webinar sessions

LOCSU will host a number of meetings/webinars aimed at helping LOCs to make the most of the opportunity the CTA presents to community optics. The main objective of the meetings will be to discuss key points to include in responses to the CTA and should last no longer than 45 minutes.

Webinar date Book your place Webinar presentation
Tuesday, 1 July 2014 Now closed Click here to view
Monday, 21 July 2014 Now closed Click here to view
Wednesday, 13 August 2014 Now closed Click here to view

Call to Action events

NHS England is seeking your views to help shape the future of eye health services in England. Through our engagement with ophthalmic professionals, partner agencies and patient groups we believe that eye care services could and should play a much fuller role in the NHS transformation agenda.  Therefore, please see table below for details and to book your place.

Organised by Event date Further details and to book
Suffolk 1 July 2014 Click here for details
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear 3 July 2014 Click here for details
Norfolk 3 July 2014 Click here for details
Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear 10 July 2014 Click here for details
Cambridgeshire & Peterborough 15 July 2014 Click here for details
Kent & Medway 16 July 2014 Click here for details
Durham, Darlington & Tees 16 July 2014 Click here for details
Greater Manchester 23 July 2014 Click here for details
Thames Valley 23 July 2014 Click here for details
Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire 24 July 2014 Click here for details
Shropshire & Staffordshire 6 August 2014 Contact AT for details
Shropshire & Staffordshire 7 August 2014 Contact AT for details
Birmingham & The Black Country 12 August 2014 Click here for details
Arden, Herefordshire & Worcestershire 13 August 2014 Click here for details
Leicestershire & Lincolnshire 19 August 2014 Click here for details
Arden, Herefordshire & Worcestershire 20 August 2014 Click here for details
South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw 2 September 2014 Click here for details
Cheshire, Warrington & Wirral 3 September 2014 Click here for details
Surrey & Sussex 3 September 2014 Click here for details
Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire 4 September 2014 Click here for details
Devon, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly 4 September 2014 Click here for details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dates for the diary

Bedfordshire LOC's AGM

The Rufus Centre, Steppingley Road, Flitwick, Beds, MK45 1AH

LOC AGM

2016-06-06 18:30:00 - 2016-06-06 21:00:00

Contact name: John Edwards

Contact email: mjohnedwards@btinternet.com

Hampshire LOC's AGM

Best Western Chilworth Manor hotel, Chilworth, Southampton, SO)16 7PT

LOC AGM

2016-06-07 18:00:00 - 2016-06-07 21:00:00

Contact name: Ian Silk

Contact email: isilk@hampshireloc.org.uk

Wirral LOC's AGM

The Village hotel, Bromborough

LOC AGM

2016-06-07 18:00:00 - 2016-06-07 21:00:00

Contact name: David McGowan

Contact email: dave@the-eyeworks.co.uk

Walsall LOC's AGM

County Hotel, 45 Birmingham Rd, Walsall WS1 2NG

LOC AGM

2016-06-08 18:30:00 - 2016-06-08 21:00:00

Contact name: Aisha Jeewa

Contact email: aishajeewa@gmail.com

Leeds LOC's AGM

To be advised

LOC AGM

2016-06-09 00:01:00 - 2016-06-09 23:59:00

Contact name: Joanne Smith

Contact email: leedsloc@gmail.com

Cambridgeshire LOC's AGM

George Hotel, Huntingdon

LOC AGM

2016-06-09 19:00:00 - 2016-06-09 21:00:00

Contact name: Vivien Rosamond

Contact email: Andrew@rosamond.fslife.co.uk

Lincolnshire LOC's AGM

To be advised

LOC AGM

2016-06-14 00:01:00 - 2016-06-14 23:59:00

Contact name: Sab Bahl

Contact email: sabkbahl@aol.com

Staffordshire LOC's AGM

Yarnfield Training & Conference Centre, Yarnfield, Stone ST15 0NL

LOC AGM

2016-06-14 18:30:00 - 2016-06-14 21:00:00

Contact name: Alison Lowell

Contact email: admin@staffsloc.co.uk

Gloucestershire LOC's AGM

To be advised

LOC AGM

2016-06-15 00:01:00 - 2016-06-15 23:59:00

Contact name: Adrian Street

Contact email: adrianstreet@glosloc.co.uk

Merton, Sutton & Wandsworth LOC's AGM

Grenfell Housing and Training, 16-20 Kingston Road, London SW19 1JZ

LOC AGM

2016-06-15 18:30:00 - 2016-06-15 21:00:00

Contact name: Mark Richardson

Contact email: m.richardson@tkp-ltd.com

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