Locsu enhances access to local eye care

A new standard clinical specification came into force on February 23 to support and enhance access to minor and urgent eye care locally across England.

The Local Optical Committee Support Unit (Locsu) developed the specification in partnership with the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC), following a ministerial request in September 2023.

Primary care minister Andrea Leadsom said that the specification would help local commissioners to get the best outcomes commissioning services as part of their local eye care provision.

‘This government is working hard to reduce pressure on the NHS and improve patient outcomes – including exploring a greater role for community optometry,’ she said.

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