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Optometry Wales is the umbrella professional body for all community optometrists, dispensing opticians and optometric practices in Wales, with our main function to represent the profession at all levels in Wales. Optometry Wales negotiates on behalf of the Regional Optical Committees in Wales in respect of national NHS services provided by optometry in primary care.


Information on delivering WGOS

To deliver WGOS, the Practitioner must:

a) Complete the four Mandatory WGOS training hosted by HEIW on Y Ty Dysgu platform, and be EHEW accredited

b) All staff colleagues assisting in the delivery of WGOS must complete their mandatory training hosted by HEIW on Y Ty Dysgu platform before any delegated functions relevant to WGOS 1 can be undertaken.

This is an ongoing requirement and not just for date of implementation

· The new clinical fees and voucher values came into effect on 20th October.

· All paper NHS forms must be submitted within a 3 month deadline.

· Patient signatures are required on all NHS forms. (Forms without patient signatures will be returned by NWSSP to the Practice.)

· WGOS1,2 and 3 came into effect on Friday 20 October 2023.

· WGOS4 and WGOS5 will follow in due course. Continue with the arrangements that you currently have with the Health Board around other enhanced services e.g. IP, data capture etc

Please note the following important points below regarding WGOS:

The WGOS Clinical manuals can be found here. WGOS manuals

The Eye Care Wales website has been updated. Health and behaviour messaging resources, clinical manuals, webinar recordings, and Q&A sheets from the webinars are all hosted there.

Optometry Wales have collated all FAQ’s from members in relation to Contract Reform FAQ page 1FAQ Page 2 & FAQ Page 3

Ophthalmic cut off dates 2024-2025

For further questions contact:

For listing: nwssp-primarycareservices@wales.nhs.uk

For education: heiw.optometry@wales.nhs.uk

 

 

 

 

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