All East Kent Community Services

Before your practice can sign-up, 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 certificates

–    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).

– Quality in Optometry GOS Contract checklists.

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

Quality in Optometry Website

–    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 submit a copy of their certificates.

DOCET Safeguarding

All the information can be emailed to the above-mentioned email address or faxed to 0871 661 6532.  Once we have received all the initial information and documents required, we will send you the sub-contract, via DocuSign, 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 JCL by email or telephone 020 8663 9014.

iRIS Set-up Form  SoftwareUserPracticeSetupForm
iRIS Quick Start Guide iRIS Quick Start Guide


East Kent Repeat IOP:

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

– iRIS software set-up form (download a copy and a quick start guide below)

East Kent MECS

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

– Copies of PEARS/MECS Certificates (including OSCE) for all participating optometrists