Heart of West Midlands Regional Optical Committee
This body was formed to allow better cooperation and to share experience and knowledge across the Birmingham, Black Country and Solihull area. Please visit this page to find out more.
|Sandwell LOC||Email the Secretary: Pete Hampson|
|Worcestershire LOC||Contact the Secretary: Stuart Burdett|
|Wolverhampton LOC||Email the Secretary: Peter Rockett|
|Shropshire LOC||Email the Secretary: Alan Barker|
Primary Eye Care
This not-for-profit company has superseded the old regional Primary Eye Care (HWM). This been set up to facilitate the commissioning of enhanced/community services. A larger company allows it to demonstrate that it is financially robust. It allows CCGs to hold a contract with one provider, and that company then sub-contracts to optometry practices. This also greatly reduces the burden around tendering for services and governance for individual practices. See here for the patient facing website for this area.