Glaucoma Referral Refinement Scheme meeting and AGM 2017 - 6pm Monday 27th March 2017 - Lecture Theatre, Biopark, Broadwater Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 3AX.  Please see message below from Wendy d'E Vallancey (Chair)


We are writing to announce that despite a lot of work and preparation by your LOC to bid for the Glaucoma Referral Refinement Scheme commissioned by East and North Herts CCG, the contract has been awarded to Community Health and Eye Care. This is the first service for which we have formulated a bid and although disappointed, we are delighted that CHEC is looking to use local Optometrists to provide this service and are keen to engage with us.
CHEC has booked the Biopark, Welwyn for an introductory meeting on 27th March 2017 from 6pm onwards and I would encourage all practices with patients in the East and North Herts region to attend. I attach the letter from the Optometry Lead below, whom you can contact to confirm your attendance.
We will hold our LOC AGM straight after this meeting so please stay and meet your LOC and have your say in what you would like to see happening in your area- we would be delighted to have your input.
Message from Community Health and Eye Care
Referral Refinement Scheme (repeat IOP measures) by Hertfordshire CCG. We wish to get this started as soon as possible and as such would like to invite you to an introductory meeting to be held on 27th March 2017 at 6pm. The local venue will be confirmed shortly. A buffet will be served at 6pm followed by the presentation at 6.45pm where members of the Community Health and Eye Care team will be in attendance to answer any questions. This will include Mr Imran Rahman, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Mike Broadhurst, Optometrist and Optometry Lead and Amanda Dainty, Business Manager. We will be holding a further event which will be an induction/mandatory training evening to be held on Monday 24th April. I would ask all interested parties to complete the Survey Monkey questionnaire via this link -  to allow us to understand levels of equipment and interest for participating in this scheme. If you have any further queries with regard to this please contact me via or contact our office manager, Amanda Dainty, on 01772 717167.

I look forward hearing back from you and to meeting you on 27th March.



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