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Episode 6: Eyecare for People with Learning Disabilities

10 September 2020

Eyecare for people with learning difficulties has always been a challenge, but the pandemic has made reaching out to this group even harder. In this podcast LOCSU CEO Richard Whittington talks to Lisa Donaldson from SeeAbility, and Grace McGill who gives a first hand account of what it’s like to visit an optometrist with a learning disability. LOCSU’s interim clinical director Zoe Richmond also discusses a new clinical pathway available for commissioning.

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Episode 5: National Outpatient Transformation Programme

11 August 2020

CUES is the immediate future, but is the National Outpatient Transformation Programme what comes after that? That’s what we try and discover in this podcast presented by LOCSU CEO Richard Whittington. Richard is joined by Zoe Richmond, LOCSU’s interim clinical director, and Claire Roberts from NHS England, who is a clinical lead on the NOTP. Zoe works with Claire on the Eye Care Steering Group sharing the experience of LOCSU.

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Episode 4: CUES Implementation

22 June 2020

In this podcast LOCSU CEO Richard Whittington is joined by his colleague and LOCSU interim Clinical Director Zoe Richmond to discuss the implementation of CUES and how it could be a blueprint for the future. Joining them are Helen Wilson and Robert Harper from Manchester University Hospital. Three weeks into working with CUES they describe how it’s going and how they see it developing.

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Episode 3: CUES

24 April 2020

Fresh from announcing the Covid-19 Urgent Eyecare Service (CUES), LOCSU CEO Richard Whittington is joined by senior optical lead Zoe Richmond and optical lead Tom Mackley. They discuss what CUES is, the difference between MECS & CUES, and how CUES could help shape the future of primary eyecare. Due to government social distancing and lockdown restrictions the podcast is recorded remotely so the audio quality is below our usual standards.

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Episode 2: NOC De-Brief

10 March 2020

LOCSU’s CEO Richard Whittington is joined by Interim Clinical Director Zoe Richmond, and Optical Leads Binal Patel & Richard Rawlinson for LOCSU’s second podcast. Under discussion, feedback from last year’s highly successful NOC, the outpatient transformation project, and Coronavirus.

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