Eye Care Commissioning

Introduction

Commissioning in the NHS is a complex process that ensures that health and care services are provided effectively and meet the needs of the population. Responsibilities include:

  • assessing populations needs
  • prioritising health outcomes
  • procuring products and services
  • managing service providers
  • engaging with local people to hear their views on current services and how services can be improved

Who is responsible for commissioning local health services?

From 1 April  2013, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in England have taken over responsibility for commissioning the majority of local health services including enhanced services provided by community optical practices. NHS England is responsible for commissioning all primary care, including General Ophthalmic Services (GOS).  

NHS Eye Health Summit

On 7 June 2016 the conference, ‘Immediate solutions to address demand and capacity pressures in the Hospital Eye Service’ showcased innovative and collaborative service models from around the country.

The event,  exclusively aimed at commissioners, brought together leading eye specialists and partners responsible for delivering commissioning guidelines, to share pathways and best models of practice that deliver optimum cost-effective care for eye patients both in the community and in hospital eye services.

Follow the links below to read more about the programme, the speakers and the the presentations:

Programme

Biographies

Professor Caroline MacEwen Ophthalmology – Current Position and Pressures

David Geddes NHS England – Perspective and Strategy

Katrina Venerus Primary Care – Overview

Graham Mennie The Importance of Effective Commissioning for Ophthalmic Services

Helen Hibbs Primary Care ­– Possibilities with Pathways

Fiona Spencer  Glaucoma Risk-Based Pathways and Effective Working

Winfried Amoaku AMD – A new Demand with Solutions for Effective Implementation

John Buchan New Ways of Working

Christiane Shrimpton The Role of the Vanguards – Better Care Together

Janet Edwards The Integrated Eye Service

David Parkins Strategic Approach to Commissioning for Eye Health

Parul Desai Indicators and Outcomes Framework – relevance to Patients and Commissioners

Professor Caroline MacEwen Training the Workforce – the Common Competency Framework

Read the press release from the event

 

 

Briefing: NHS Commissioning in England April 2013

 

LOCSU Commissioning Guide

 

 

More information

NHS England - more information

Clinical Commissioning Groups

LOCSU Enhanced Services

Local Eye Health Networks

Developing a business case for LOCSU Enhanced Services 

Information on LOC Companies 

General Ophthalmic Services and Regulation

Health and Wellbeing Boards

Evidence more information

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Dates for the diary

Northamptonshire LOC's AGM

The Westone Manor Hotel Northampton, Ashley Way, Weston Favell, Northampton, NN3 3EA

AGM

2017-03-06 18:15:00 - 2017-03-06 21:00:00

Contact name: Jackie Hill

Contact email: jyhilluk@virginmedia.com

North & West Lancashire LOC's AGM

Brockholes Reserve Conference Centre, Preston, PR5 0AG

AGM

2017-03-15 18:00:00 - 2017-03-15 20:30:00

Contact name: Paul Hutchence

Contact email: nwllocsec@gmail.com

Central Mersey LOC's AGM

Hill Crest Hotel, Cronton Lane, Widnes, WA8 9AR

AGM

2017-03-21 18:00:00 - 2017-03-21 20:30:00

Contact name: Ian White

Contact email: locsec@hotmail.co.uk

East Sussex LOC's AGM

In Lewes

AGM

2017-03-22 19:00:00 - 2017-03-22 21:00:00

Contact name: Jackie Oxley

Contact email: jackie.oxley@googlemail.com

Sandwell LOC's AGM

Park Inn, M5, Jct1, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, B70 6RS

AGM

2017-03-23 18:30:00 - 2017-03-23 21:00:00

Contact name: Peter Hampson

Contact email: pghampson@gmail.com

Hertfordshire LOC's AGM

Biopark, Room 2, Broadwater Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 3AX

AGM

2017-03-27 20:00:00 - 2017-03-27 22:00:00

Contact name: Gill Abbott

Contact email: hertsloc@btinternet.com

Derbyshire LOC's AGM

The Lion Hotel, Belper, DE56 1AX

AGM

2017-03-28 19:15:00 - 2017-03-28 21:00:00

Contact name: Andrew Glynn

Contact email: apglynn@tiscali.co.uk

Kingston, Richmond & Twickenham LOC's AGM

Cole Court, Twickenham

AGM

2017-03-29 19:00:00 - 2017-03-29 21:00:00

Contact name: Anna Buxton

Contact email: krtloc3@gmail.com

Buckinghamshire LOC's AGM

The Floyd Auditorium, Postgraduate Education Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Rd, Aylesbury HP21 8AL

AGM

2017-04-19 18:15:00 - 2017-04-19 21:00:00

Contact name: Angela McNamee

Contact email: bucksloc@hotmail.com

Dorset LOC's AGM

The RNLI College, West Quay Road, Poole, BH15 1HZ

AGM

2017-04-25 18:30:00 - 2017-04-25 21:00:00

Contact name: Rachel Edwards

Contact email: info@dorsetloc.org

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