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Community Services - Practice Requirements

Community Services - Practice Requirements

North Kent Eye Service

Before your practice can sign-up for this, we will need the following information:

- Full company details to appear on the contract
- Name and GOC numbers of all participating optometrists
- Practice bank details

and the following paperwork:

- Copy of the practice insurance indemnity certificate
- For Repeat IOP Service: iRIS software set-up form (download a copy and a quick start guide below)
- For PEARS: a copy of participating practitioners' PEARS certificate

-    We will also need all participating practitioners to complete safeguarding training.  The DOCET training (Level 2: Adults and Children) is acceptable (link to website below).  Once passed, please email a copy of their certificate to Michelle, or fax to 0871 661 6532.  If they have completed any alternative safeguarding training, please send evidence of completion.

DOCET Safeguarding

Then within 3 months of signing the sub-contract, the practice will need to provide the following:

-    Completed Quality in Optometry checklists relating to practices subcontracting to an LOC Company (to access this, please click here to go to the Quality in Optometry website, click on NHS Contracts, and then use the drop-down box on the bottom left-hand side to click on 'LOC Company Subcontractor Checklist'.  Then complete all three checklists - General Conditions, Service Conditions and Information Governance. 

- Completed Infection Control Audit (found under the Audit tab on the Quality of Optometry website Home page). 

Click on the link below for the Quality in Optometry website.  For each checklist and the audit, you will be given the option to generate a report.  Please download and submit the reports to Michelle Martins at michelle@jclconsulting.co.uk

Quality in Optometry Website

All the information can be emailed to Michelle or faxed to 0871 661 6532.  Once we have received all the initial information and documents required, we will send you the sub-contract which can be signed electronically.  If you have any questions or you wish to check what information your practice has already submitted, please do not hesitate to contact Michelle by email or telephone 020 8776 5000. 

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