In April 2020, NHS England and NHS Improvement, The College of Optometrists, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, LOCSU, and the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC) jointly issued a service specification for a COVID-19 Urgent Eyecare Service (CUES). This was developed in close consultation with clinical experts.
A CUES provider will offer initial patient contact, telephone triage, remote consultations, and (where necessary) face-to-face assessments and management of recent-onset symptomatic or urgent ocular presentations. This framework aims to preserve capacity in other areas of primary care (such as GPs and pharmacies), as well as hospital eye facilities, for patients who genuinely need to be there.
While many CCGs are about to begin implementing this service, we know that some are facing significant local barriers.
This solutions-focused webinar, aimed at CCG primary care leads, will:
This webinar will be chaired by Julie Wood, chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners. Confirmed speakers include:
How to register
Please register for the webinar here.
We want to make the webinar as helpful as possible for you, so please do send us your questions in advance – you will be able to do so during the registration process.
If you are unable to make this time please register anyway and we will send you a recording of the webinar.