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National Outpatient Transformation Programme calls for LOCs to become super connectors

1 December 2020


Charis Stacey, Joint Clinical Lead for Eye Care, National Outpatient Transformation Programme presented at the Virtual NOC on Wed 25 Nov along with colleague Claire Roberts, Pathway Redesign Lead for the programme. 

Charis and Claire shared how the programme aims to reduce harm and sight loss and reduce hospital outpatient appointments by optimising the primary care workforce, referral filtering, risk stratification, the use of digital enablers and increased community involvement. 

The programme has already developed five nationally agreed pathways (to be available soon in the Members Area) for Cataract, Medical Retina and Glaucoma, along with a national specification and protocols to support local CCGs in their rollout.

The programme is calling for LOCs to become super connectors, starting conversations and building links amongst local networks to initiate action. In particular, 5 key action points were suggested:

  • Sign up to the Eyecare Hub on NHSFutures (slide 32 and see below)
  • Digest the Roadmap (slide 21 and available via Eye Care Hub)
  • Use the Baseline Assessment (slide 37-39)
  • Build strong partnerships
  • Drive local decisions

If you wish to join the Eyecare Hub, please email to request access.

Click here to download the full presentation.

A link to the recorded Zoom session is available here.

This project creates an enormous opportunity for LOCs to drive new primary eye care services for patients across England. LOCSU is here to support you – please contact your LOCSU Optical Lead for advice and guidance.

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