Primary Eye Care Framework for first contact care

College of Optometrists
College of Optometrists
Publication date:
30 June 2016


Demand is growing for busy hospital eye services (HES) because of the ageing population and new treatments. Patients risk losing sight because of delayed appointments and radical change is needed. The Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC) has designed a Primary Eye Care Framework to help commissioners tackle this problem. This framework has been created to take pressure off HES, minimising unnecessary referral through monitoring, improving services for patients and offering efficiency for CCGs.