Contractor information and useful links

 

DBS Checks

 

The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). CRB checks are now called DBS checks.

 

For further information please click on link below:


www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview

 

The NHS England Optometry & Pharmacy Team can be contacted on .......

By E-mail : AGM.optometry-pharmacy@nhs.net

By post: NHS England - Lancashire & Greater Manchester, 4th Floor, 3 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BN

By Phone: (0113 825) 5139 / 5162 / 5270 / 5230 / 5278


 Please find below documents and important Briefs from NHS England for information


 

CET grant claim forms published

The claim form for the CET grant for optometrists in England has been published and is available on the AOP website:

http://www.fodo.com/downloads/cetclaimform2016england.docx
 


Note the window for making claims runs from 14 July to 14 November. As in previous years, the grant must be claimed via a contractor.

The AOP suggests that members should retain a copy of their claim form and should confirm receipt with their Area Team - it is not unknown for forms to have gone astray.
For information:
Address of Manchester Area Team: 
Greater Manchester area team
4th floor,
3 Piccadilly Place,
London Road,
Manchester.
M1 3BN


Post completed form to:

Lasca
Caxton Road, Fulwood, Preston PR2 9ZZ

 


 

MAKING ACCURATE CLAIMS

Please click on link for more information 

http://www.aop.org.uk/regulation/gos-england/making-accurate-claims 

 


 

NHS.NET Information 

If you have an NHS email account that you have not been using and so the password has expired, please contact the appropriate support desk below to get your password reset and to make it clear that you wish the address to be migrated from your PCT to GREATER MANCHESTER COMMISSIONING HUB.  

The possession of an NHSMail address is likely to become rather more important in the future and it will be much easier to hang on to one you already have than to get another.

 

LocalityTelephone Numberemail
ALW 01942 481661 pcitservicedesk@alwpct.net.uk
Bolton 01204 462 222 pcit@bolton.nhs.uk
Bury 0161 762 3120 bur-pct.ithelpdesk@nhs.net
Heywood, Middleton & ROCHDALE 01706 869696 service.desk@hmr.nhs.uk
Manchester 0161 765 6685 itservicedesk@manchester.nhs.uk
Salford 0161 212 4130 ITServiceDesk@salford.nhs.uk
Stockport 0161 426 5500 sto-pct.itservicedesk@nhs.net
Tameside & Glossop/Oldham 0161 3663 205 pccs@nhs.net
Trafford 08701 999099 ithelpdesk@trafford.nhs.uk

 

If you have an active address it will probably have already been migrated to GREATER MANCHESTER COMMISSIONING HUB.


 

 Contract Compliance information

Please refer to:  www.qualityinoptometry.co.uk


 

 


www.abdo.org.uk/ 

 

Federation of Ophthalmic and Dispensing Opticians (FoDo)

www.fodo.com/

 

Association of Optometrists
The representative body for optometrists.
61 Southwark St
London SE1 0HL
Tel 44 (0) 20 7261 9661
Fax 44 (0) 20 7261 0228
www.aop.org.uk

 


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

Addresss The College of Optometrists41-42 Craven StreetLondon WC2N 5NG
General Email optometry@college-optometrists.org
Technical Email webmaster@college-optometrists.org
Telephone +44 (0) 20 7839 6000
Fax +44 (0) 20 7839 6800

 

Manchester NHS
Lists all family practitioners in Manchester, Optometrists, GPs, Pharmacists and Dentists.
http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/ServiceSearch.aspx

Manchester GP list 

Please select file below


Optometry Today
Premier optometric journal in the UK published by the AOP.

www.optometry.co.uk


Optician

Journal for optometrists and dispensing opticians from Reed Business Publications.

http://www.opticianonline.net/Home/


General Ophthalmic Services
Notices relating to GOS, including voucher and ST updates, are posted here:
http://www.library.nhs.uk/Default.aspx

Older GOS related documents such as FPNs can often be located on the COIN database:
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health 


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


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

41 Harley Street 
London 
W1G 8DJ
Phone numbers: 
Tel: 020 7580 3898 
Fax: 020 7436 3525 
Email: goc@optical.org 
www.optical.org


Eyecare Information Service
Useful source of patient information.

The Eyecare Trust
PO Box 131
Market Rasen
Lincolnshire
LN8 5TS
United Kingdom
General Enquiries: 0845 129 5001
Fax: 0845 129 5002 
Email: info@eyecaretrust.org.uk
www.eyecare-trust.org.uk


Royal National Institute for the Blind
For patient information.

Helpline 0845 766 9999
www.rnib.org.uk


The British Dyslexia Association
For information about dyslexia.

For enquiries about dyslexia:

Helpline: 0118 966 8271

The British Dyslexia Association.
98 London Road,
Reading,
RG1 5AU.
Tel: 0118 966 2677.

Fax: 0118 935 1927
www.bdadyslexia.org.uk


Dyslexia Action
An educational charity for the assessment and teaching of people with dyslexia.
www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk


National Screening Committee - Retinopathy
Information relating to retinopathy screening by digital imaging.
www.nscretinopathy.org.uk


Please send HES vouchers to the following address:

The Dispensing Opticians
Out Patients Department
Ground Floor
MREH
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9WL

01612765531


http://www.seeability.org/

SeeAbility's purpose is to encourage people who are blind or partially sighted and have multiple 

disabilities to achieve their full potential and enhance their quality of life.


Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults:

http://www.commissioningboard.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/safeguarding-vulnerable-people.pdf

 


 

Interpreters

As the CCG commissions LES (cataract, red eye, GRRS), they do pay for interpretation services. However they don't provide interpreters for GOS services - you need to ask NHS England about that.

Interpretation requests are managed by MICG (Manchester Integrated Care Gateway) and you should contact joanne.johnson4@nhs.net


 

The biggest directory of suppliers can be found  on The Optician magazine website:

Please click on the logo to go to the site

undefined

 


 

Professional Optometry Adviser

Sarah Slade

Professional Adviser - Optometry
Greater Manchester Area Team
NHS England
4th Floor | 3 Piccadilly Place | London Road | Manchester | M1 3BN
sarah.slade@nhs.net