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Partnership working is core to Primary Eyecare operations, in particular our partnerships with Local Optical Committees (LOCs) who advise and assist with service commissioning and delivery. All our partners bring specialist knowledge and expertise to the organisation, ensuring that Primary Eyecare is delivering extended eyecare services across the broadest possible area while working to best-in-class clinical and governance standards and infrastructure.

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Primary Eyecare has a Memorandum of Understanding with the following LOCs: Ashton, Leigh & Wigan; Avon; Barnet, Enfield, Camden and Haringey; Berkshire; Birmingham; Bolton; Bradford; Brent & Harrow; Buckinghamshire; Calderdale & Kirklees; Central Mersey; Cheshire; Cumbria; Derbyshire; Doncaster & Bassetlaw; Dorset; Dudley; Durham; Ealing & Hounslow; East Sussex; Essex; Gloucestershire; Greater Manchester East; Hampshire; Herefordshire; Hillingdon; Kensington, Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham; Kingston, Richmond & Twickenham; Lancashire & Morecambe Bay; Leeds, Leicestershire & Rutland; Lincolnshire; Liverpool; Manchester; Merton, Sutton & Wandsworth; Norfolk & Waveney; Northamptonshire; Northumberland, Tyne and Wear; Oxfordshire; Pennine Lancashire; Rotherham & Barnsley, Salford & Trafford; Sandwell; Sefton; Sheffield; Shropshire; Solihull; Staffordshire; Suffolk; Surrey; Tees; Walsall; West Sussex; Wiltshire; Wolverhampton; Worcestershire.

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LOCSU is the Local Optical Committee Support Unit, supporting Local Optical Committees (LOCs) in England across a range of activities relating to primary eye care. Their work includes policy work and lobbying, pathway development, commissioning support, governance and compliance support, communication and training. Their role as an eye health innovator sees LOCSU work in collaboration with a wide range of partners across the optical and wider health sectors, to enhance and promote the role of LOCs and primary eye care among health decision makers.


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Referral Management Services (RMS) was appointed as Primary Eyecare’s long term IT partner in August 2020, following the successful implementation of the OPERA platform to manage the Covid-19 Urgent Eyecare Service (CUES). RMS has experience with optometry referrals, dental referral management and extended services in dentistry. RMS’ agile working and ambitious approach towards future innovation have created a unique partnership which will see RMS and Primary Eyecare working together on future developments.