Webinar: Troubleshooting the implementation of the COVID-19 Urgent Eyecare Service (CUES) specification

Webinar: Troubleshooting the implementation of the COVID-19 Urgent Eyecare Service (CUES) specification

Event Details

  • Venue : Webinar
  • Date : 11 May 2020
  • Event Time : 2-3pm

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:

  • Provide examples of how CCGs have implemented a CUES service or a similar service in their local area;
  • Share examples of how CCGs have overcome barriers to implementation, such as funding and contracting;
  • Give attendees the opportunity to ask questions during an extended Q&A session.

This webinar will be chaired by Julie Wood, chief executive of NHS Clinical Commissioners. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Mike Burdon, President, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists
  • Colin Davidson, President, The College of Optometrists
  • Zoe Richmond, Interim Clinical Director, Local Optical Committee Support Unit (LOCSU)
  • Richard Everitt, Programme Manager: Optical Services Commissioning, NHS England and NHS Improvement
  • Cheryl Harding-Trestrail, Senior Commissioning Manager – Acute Transformation (South West Hampshire Directorate), Hampshire and Isle of Wight CCG
  • Simon King, Project Manager – PMO, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG
  • Alison Lask, Clinical Commissioning and Governance Lead, Cambridgeshire Local Optical Committee
  • Dan Hornan, Consultant Ophthalmologist Surgeon, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust

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.