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North Kent Eye Service: Update

The North Kent Eye Service now includes post-op cataract checks as well as Repeat IOP, MECS 1 and MECS 2.  Please click here for a copy of the recent Newsletter from The Practice Group. 

Community Glaucoma Network

The Community Glaucoma Network (CGN) is now operational in East Kent.  From 1st December 2015 all new patients suspected of having glaucoma in East Kent are to be offered the choice of being seen at a CGN site due to significant capacity issues at the East Kent Hospitals Trust. However, if requested by patients, they may still be referred to the Trust via their GP. 

The Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in East Kent have indicated that patients with IOP between 24 and 30 should be referred via the existing IOP referral refinement pathway. This means that if a practice/practitioner is not participating in the agreed pathway (as a sub contractor of Primary EyeCare (K&M) Ltd), then referrals for raised IOP, should be directed via a practice/practitioner that is participating in the pathway.

To participate as a sub contractor of Primary EyeCare (K&M) Ltd - the LOC Company, contact Michelle Martins at JCL Consulting at michelle@jclconsulting.co.uk or by telephone on 0208 663 9014.

Please click on the link below for further information on the CGN.  Any questions arising from this CGN information, please e-mail Huw Pinney at huw.pinney@nhs.net. If you have an enquiry regarding a referral to the CGN, please telephone 01227 903123.


Community Glaucoma Network Information
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