LOCSU gets community eye care on Commissioners' agenda

8 March 2013

Commissioners have been urged to recognise the benefits of community-based eye care pathways.  Managing Director of LOCSU, Katrina Venerus, has written an article for this week’s Health Service Journal extolling the benefits of some of the enhanced services supported by Local Optical Committees (LOCs) across England. 

She wrote: “When community optometrists and opticians work together with local commissioners to design and add value to local eye health pathways, services become more accessible for patients and cost-effective for the NHS.  With more community-based eye health pathways being developed across England, more and more Commissioners are recognising that this model of eye care can save commissioners significant amounts of money.” 

Katrina went onto highlight specific pathways in Sheffield, Stockport and East Riding in Yorkshire to demonstrate the benefits of community optometrists and opticians working together with local commissioners to design and add value to local eye health pathways. 

The article is part of LOCSU’s work in raising awareness, amongst national and local commissioners and the wider NHS, of how pathways, developed by LOCs, can help improve community eye care.  

The full article is available here.


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Jenny Manchester, LOCSU Communications Manager, on 07703 677697 or jennymanchester@locsu.co.uk


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