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Community Minor and Urgent Eye Care Clinical Specification

In September 2023, LOCSU and the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC) received a ministerial request to work together and develop a clinical specification for minor and urgent eyecare for England.

Published in February 2024, the specification aims to:

  • Assure, support and enhance access to minor and urgent eye care locally across England
  • Support local commissioning
  • Improve consistency, reduce unwarranted variation and aims to help relieve capacity pressures in general practice, hospital eye casualty and A&E
  • Inform local delivery and support a consistent level of high-quality care for patients

Led by LOCSU and the CCEHC, this was developed through wide sector collaboration using an evidenced-based approach, learning from established local minor and urgent primary eye care services and expert opinion from across the eye care sector the specification provides an endorsed clinical model.

Documentation is available to download here:

  1. Clinical specification
  2. Patient pathway diagram
  3. Risk stratification conditions and service pathway table