PECs playing a significant role in progress of services, LOCSU Annual Report reveals

21 November 2017

LOCSU’s 2016–17 Annual Report shows that both revenue and activity from Primary Eyecare Company (PEC) services have increased by more than 100% in the past year.

There are now 340 extended primary eye care services being delivered through the PEC model, with revenue up 105% and activity up 108% over the year to March 2017, coinciding with the launch of the Breakthrough Strategy.

Publishing the Report – called Support and Progress – LOCSU’s Chief Operating Officer, Richard Whittington, said: “It has been transitional year both in terms of LOCSU’s evolution and in health commissioning. We have seen a slow-down in local commissioning decisions as the NHS grapples with the changes to Sustainable Transformation Partnerships (STPs), Accountable Care Organisations (ACOs) and Local Care Organisations (LCOs).

“Despite this, the expanded Commissioning Leads’ team has continued to make their presence felt by offering extra capacity and skills to Local Optical Committees and Primary Eyecare Companies resulting in a steady increase in the number of services being delivered.

“There been a significant progress towards the 2017 objective of 60% of CCGs having or intending to commission a Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS). Despite the slowdown in local commissioning decisions, the work of Primary Eyecare Companies, aided by LOCSU’s combined efforts, has seen respectable increase from 30% to 52% in the number of CCGs with or intending to introduce MECS as well as increases in other pathways.

This report shows how the activity and revenue have increased by more than 100% over the reporting year and the OptoManager data underlines the success of the expanded team on all comparison measures – annual, quarter-on-quarter and last two quarters.

While the Primary Eyecare Company model has become the norm for LOCs to deliver a service, there is now a clear need to rationalise and align, at the very least, with the geographies of the 44 STPs. The Commissioning Update shows that the conversation and process around PEC mergers has started, with a consolidated PEC across the southern coast of England covering up to 10 LOCs, leading the way.

Follow this link to the LOCSU website to download the full report.

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Lambeth, Southwark & Lewisham LOC's AGM

Bridge Suite, London Bridge Hotel, 8-18 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG

Annual AGM

2018-06-21 18:00:00 - 2018-06-21 21:00:00

Contact name: Michelle Martins

Contact email: michelle@jclconsulting.co.uk

Contact telephone number: 020 8663 9014

Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LOC's AGM

The Alverton Hotel, Tregolls Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 1ZQ

Annual AGM

2018-06-21 18:30:00 - 2018-06-21 21:00:00

Contact name: Alison Hillier

Contact email: alison@jclconsulting.co.uk

Cambridgeshire LOC's AGM

The Old Bridge Hotel, 1 High Street, Huntingdon PE29 3TQ

Annual AGM

2018-06-21 19:00:00 - 2018-06-21 21:00:00

Contact name: Vivien Rosamond

Contact email: vanda78.rosamond@gmail.com

Shropshire LOC's AGM

Wroxeter Hotel, Wroxeter, Shrewsbury SY5 6PH

Annual AGM

2018-06-21 19:00:00 - 2018-06-21 21:00:00

Contact name: Alan Barker

Contact email: alanb@shropshireloc.co.uk

Contact telephone number: 01981 540050

Dudley LOC's AGM

Clinical Education Centre, Russells Hall Hospital, Pensnett Road, Dudley DY1 2HQ

Annual AGM

2018-06-25 18:30:00 - 2018-06-25 21:00:00

Contact name: Paul Sidhu

Contact email: whitestar123@hotmail.com

Brent & Harrow LOC's AGM

Harrow District Masonic Centre, Northwick Circle, Kenton, Harrow, Middlesex HA3 0EL

Annual AGM

2018-06-25 18:30:00 - 2018-06-25 21:00:00

Contact name: David Hantman

Contact email: BrentHarrowLOC@gmail.com

Bedfordshire LOC's AGM

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

Annual AGM

2018-07-02 18:30:00 - 2018-07-02 21:00:00

Contact name: John Edwards

Contact email: info@bedfordshireloc.org.uk

Berkshire LOC's AGM

Holiday Inn Winnersh Triangle, Wharfedale Road, Reading, RG41 5TS

Annual AGM

2018-07-12 18:30:00 - 2018-07-12 21:00:00

Contact name: Sean Caskey

Contact email: locberkshire@gmail.com

Birmingham LOC's AGM

Plough and Harrow Hotel, 135 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8LS

Annual AGM

2018-07-26 18:15:00 - 2018-07-26 21:00:00

Contact name: Ian Hadfield

Contact email: ian.hadfield@nhs.net

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