Stronger Together: Collaborative Primary Care at Scale 2020/21 State of Nation report
LOCSU have received a grant towards the Production and Delivery of a State of The Nation Report.
The stated aims of the Report will provide a space, via the roundtables, for the sector to forge news ideas across a range of delivery and connectivity processes. Overall the program has the potential to raise the profile of optometry beyond its sector boundaries and to demonstrate to the NHS and wider policy leaders of the core function primary optical care can provide.
Through optometry focused roundtable meetings and sector generated case studies optometry can reinforce its position as a core primary care service and can play a part in influencing primary care policy alongside the other primary care contractor professions. The presence of the optical sector in this work will help to secure its position as an integral provider in PCNs and ICSs as policy and delivery processes develop.
Funding via the central fund ensures that all elements and views within primary optical care can be represented.