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NHSEI has recommended optimisation of current eye care contracts

NHS England and Improvement (NHSEI) has detailed its recommendations to optimise existing locally commissioned extended primary care contracts in a recently released programme document intended for care commissioners.

In its recommendations, NHSEI urges health care commissioners to further utilise services such as Covid-19 urgent eyecare services (Cues) and minor eye conditions service (Mecs) to ease the pressures on care systems brought on by the pandemic.

Noting that eye care services in England have been put under significant pressure by the Covid pandemic, NHSEI said: ‘[Eye care services in England] must optimise all service provision to meet the needs of our population safely and sustainably.’

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