Useful Links and information for Optoms

GM Area Team Contact details

Contact details for the Area Team are contained in this document:

Useful Links :

Bury CCG

Heywood Middleton Rochdale CCG :


Greater Manchester Area Team : Switchboard 0845 050 194 e-mail:  

Address: 4th Floor, 3 Piccadilly Place, London Rd, Manchester, M1 3BN.


Association of Optometrists - The representative body for optometrists.

College of Optometrists - The educational and public interest organisation for optometry.

Quality in Optometry - Site to assist with clinical governance and contract compliance.

National Electronic Library for Health - Full of health related information and including a link to PubMed to search for published articles.

General Optical Council - The statutory body regulating optometry in the UK

The Eye Care Trust - Useful source of patient information.

Royal National Institute for the Blind - For patient information.

The British Dyslexia Association - For information about dyslexia.

Dyslexia Action - An educational charity for the assessment and teaching of people with dyslexia.

The LOC Support Unit - Advice and support for Local Optical Committees. -

Directorate for Optometric Continuing Education & Training -

Safeguarding training:  

ECLO Service Information in HMR:

Provide emotional and practical support for anybody affected by sight loss. The ECLO works with individuals and/or their carers to identify appropriate support and refers to agencies in the statutory, voluntary and health sectors. Also works as part of the Greater Manchester Action for Blind People team, a national charity supporting blind and partially sighted people in England.  

ECLO Contact details are:  
Eye Clinic Liaison Officer
The Eye Unit. Rochdale Infirmary
Whitehall Street, Rochdale, OL12 0NB
07711 385 716   or the Action for Blind People Manchester Tel number 0161 787 9252.


Ophthalmology Service

Pain Service

Division of Integrated Community Services

The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

Rochdale Infirmary

Room 2069, Watson Suite

Whitehall Street


OL12 0NB

 Tel: 01706 517119 int (57119)

Fax: 01706 906139

Mob: 07813 357289



Twitter: @pennineacutenhs


Secretary: Debra Irvine 01706 517735 int (57735)