Optometry First Toolkit
31 August 2022
LOCSU is working with the National Eyecare Recovery and Transformation Programme on (NECTRP) on the development of Optometry First (OF) – a new way of enabling primary eyecare to meet patient need as part of national objectives for preventative, integrated and collaborative healthcare.
Optometry First is a service commissioning and design principle to help manage this growing demand in a sustainable way by establishing a co-ordinated and comprehensive primary eye care service as part of the wider eye care delivery system, reducing pressure on the hospital eye service (HES) and benefiting patients and the wider NHS. It covers primary eye care’s contribution to both recovery and the transformation of eye care services to meet need.