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The Opera IT platform covers all providers and episodes of care including records, referrals and collaboration.

Primary Eyecare has selected Opera as our single IT platform encompassing a range of functionality and capability. It will enable greater collaboration between primary care optical practices and hospital eye services by integrating access to NHS systems into a single easy-to-use platform.

Primary Eyecare and all partner organisations are currently transitioning to the new platform. The MECS service launched on 14 December 2020, with Pre-and Post-Cataract services going live w/c 25 January 2021 and Glaucoma services to follow by the end of February 2021.

There are a number of important actions required by partner organisations to ensure a smooth transition.

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Registration and Onboarding

Registration and onboarding onto Opera is well underway and all practices have been invited to register on to the platform. For practices who have not yet registered, please do this as a matter of urgency. Click here to view the latest instructions and links. If you need assistance please email hello@referral.support or use the Blue Speech Bubble in the bottom right-hand side of the OPERA homepage screen.  OPERA Homepage click here

A recording of one of a series of introductory webinars held during November 2020 – January 2021 is available here.

There is also a Help section on the Opera platform with links to a wide range of articles.

Video guides are available to support practices and practitioners with QiO requirements:
QiO Tutorial – NHS Standard Contract
QiO Tutorial – Optical DSPT Checklist

Further Information

Read our Case Study featuring first-hand perspectives of using Opera from practices in the South West

Watch our video showcasing the experience of Walsall LOC members in delivering CUES during COVID and their introduction to Opera.

Click below to view our recent Newsletters which contain useful information regarding the transition to Opera:

17 January 2021

17 December 2020

9 December 2020

27 November 2020

6 November 2020

9 October 2020

Click here to read more background on the selection of the Opera platform.