Heart of West Midlands Regional Optical Committee
This body was formed to allow better cooperation and to share experience and knowledge across the region. It is made up of officers from the following LOCs:
|Birmingham LOC||visit website|
|Dudley LOC||visit website|
|Sandwell LOC||visit website|
|Solihull LOC||visit website|
|Walsall LOC||visit website|
|Wolverhampton LOC||visit website|
Minutes of HWMROC from the start of 2014 can be found below. These are presented to the following meeting for approval so that those present can confirm they are an accurate record of proceedings. For this reason the most recent minutes should be considered to be a draft until approved at the following meeting.
Primary Eye Care
Primary Eyecare is the national not-for-profit company that superseded the old regional Primary Eye Care (HWM). This larger company facilitates the commissioning of enhanced/community services on a larger scale and can demonstrate considerably increased financial robustness. It allows CCGs/STPs 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.