Published date: 11 July 2018

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 23 July 2018

Contract summary


  • Health services - 85100000

Location of contract

South East, South West

Procurement reference


Published date

11 July 2018

Closing date

23 July 2018

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Berkshire East Opthalmology Service Redesign Event
East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group ("EBCCG") invites expressions of interest (EOI) from suitably qualified and experienced providers who provide ophthalmology services to attend an Engagement Workshop Event. The aim of the event is to work with potential bidders and stakeholders to understand the opportunities available to expand our community based provision where clinically appropriate and design a new model of integrated ophthalmic services in east Berkshire (covering Slough, Windsor, Ascot, Maidenhead and Bracknell) and support the delivery of a systems business case.

Opthalmology Context
At Berkshire East, we have recently commissioned a pilot triage for all Opthalmology services. The triage service receives all referrals from local optometrists and GPs. Referrals are triaged, returning any that are incomplete, and directing activity to the appropriate service. We currently have 2 secondary care providers and 2 community care providers.
The community care providers currently provide the following:
• Diagnosis/exclusion of cataract to exclude other pathology and determine if surgery if required (1 attendance)
• Chronic ocular surface discomfort (1 to 2 attendances)
o Dry eye chronic conjunctivitis & blepharitis
• Retinal diagnosis/monitoring
o Dry macular degeneration (1 attendance), Nevi (1 attendance per year) & Other retinal lesions (1 attendance per year)
• Floaters (1 or 2 attendances)
• Glaucoma - clarifying the diagnosis Identify false positives of raised intraocular pressure.

Next Steps

The triage service has given us access to detailed referral data which we will use to facilitate the work required to design and implement the new model.

Details of the engagement workshop are:

Date: 24th July 2018
Time: 4:00pm till 7:00pm.

Easthampstead Baptist Church
South Hill Road
RG12 7NS

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About the buyer

Contact name

Donna Harrington