Knowsley CCG have now confirmed that they will not be commissioning any community based eye care services at the present time. This is despite the fact that we have sent them 4 business cases since their inception in 2013, had several meetings as well as much email and phone correspondence with them. The LOC strongly expressed their disappointment to the Chief Executive. We will be issuing new advice to local contractors and performers in due course.
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The LOC was successful in it’s bid for the contract to provide Minor Eye Care Services in Halton and St Helens CCG areas.
The LOC Company learnt in February that it has been awarded the contract to provide Minor Eye Care Services (MECS) in the boroughs of Halton and St Helens. The company will hold the NHS contract and sub-contract with any local Merseyside GOS contractors who see patients with a GP in the 2 areas.
The LOC and LOC company are in the process of mobilisation towards a launch date in August, which includes accrediting participating optometrists and sub-contracting with interested practices.