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Commissioning of optometry for better outcomes

12 Jun 2024
Improving outcomes theatre
Improving outcomes , Learning theatre

With responsibility for pharmacy, optometry and dental services now delegated to ICBs, there is greater autonomy locally to transform service delivery and patient experience. This session will focus on optometry, and specifically the approach taken to commissioning urgent care. Delegates will hear how Community Urgent Eyecare Services (CUES) have helped improve access, reduce demand on hospital services, free up GP appointments and enable optometrists to work to the maximum of their training.

Dr Paula Cowan, NW Regional Medical Director for Primary Care - NHS England
Dharmesh Patel, Chief Executive - Primary Eye Services
Louisa Wickham, National Clinical Director for Eye Care - NHS England
Wendy Craven, Clinical Director - Primary Eyecare Services