Claiming your CET grant

some optometrists have yet to submit their CET grant claim! Either unsure if they can claim putting it off  unril last minute;

If you are an optometrist who has performed General Ophthalmic Services (GOS),                     You are entitled to claim an NHS grant for CET you took in 2018.

Are you eligible to claim?
To be eligible to claim the CET allowance in the relevant period you must have:

  • Been on the relevant ophthalmic list for at least six months
  • Undertaken GOC-approved CET
  • has performed General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) contract,

How and when to claim
The claims window for England and Wales is 1 July – 31 October 2019.

Claims in England and Wales have to be made through a GOS contractor.


request for an evening: is Laser surgery an option to CL & Glasses or distraction

I have been asked to look into providing an CET evening on  Corneal Abnormalities– This can be a CET evening or Peer review Evening for Optometrists, Pre Reg Optometrists  and Specialist Optometrists – If you are inetersted please let me know so we can organise the CET event!

Chaaban Zeidan-  Communication Officer

Best Wishes to Jane Kempton

Jane Kempton– an officer of the C&W LOC is cycling from Canterbury to ROME in support of Sheffield Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (also known as Sheffield Rape Crisis)

This is a specialist service offering free and confidential support to help to empower anyone (over 13 years old) who has experienced rape or sexual abuse at any times in their lives.

Any donations to this very worthy cause can be made to Jane’s JustGiving page;

We all wish Jane and her family a safe return and “good weather”!

chaaban Zeidan – Communication officer


CET Claim open NOW

We have just received notification from PCSE that the window for submitting 2019 CET claims to PCSE opened on 1 July and closes on 31 October. The PCSE online service offers the quickest, simplest and easiest route to make a claim.

Phone: 0333 014 2884

To submit a CET claim, please follow these steps:
Complete the 2019 CET claim form, issued by the Department of Health and Social Care, in full
Please ensure you include the Ophthalmic Performer List (OPL) number on the form
Sign and date the form in the appropriate place(s)
Upload the signed form and submit via the PCSE website:
Open the ‘Enquiries form’ on the Contact Us page
Select ‘CET Claim’ from the drop down menu
Complete all the mandatory fields on the online submission form
The CET claim form comprises three pages which can either be uploaded all together as one document or you can upload one page at a time using the ‘Add Document’ button
Once all the correct information has been provided, the CET claim can be submitted
A confirmation screen will confirm the submission has been successful

or if you wish to Post :

Primary Care Support England, PO Box 350, Darlington, DL1 9QNck

Please do not wait until end of October to submit you claim-. Any questions around CET claims need to be submitted to PCSE.

Many thanks.

Chaaban Zeidan

NEW: C&W LOC members Forum

Dear colleagues
The LOC is introducing a forum for members to join in discussion of cases created by a member, posted onto the forum and for Communication officer to update and post for the user group. the format will be presented in the following example:
Discussion details:
Group: C&W LOC Forum
Created by: XXXXX -edited by Chaaban Zeidan
Date and time posted: 13th July 2019- 11:20
Title: Emergency attendance in Practice
Dear all
I saw a 39 yrs old 8/12 pregnant patient who attended my practice today with sudden blurring central vision when looking into her telephone but normal peripheral vision- central blurring is better if looks sideways on telephone. Normally wears -3.00 IDMJJ CL EE and claims has had CL check few weeks ago and was told unremarable findings!
what is next move and how should  we handle this case?

Coventry and Warwickshire LOC AGM – An Invite From the Secretary

Coventry & Warwickshire Local Optical Committee

To All Optometrists, Dispensing Opticians, Contact Lens Opticians, Optometrist Pre Reg’s, Dispensing Pre Reg’s, within the Coventry & Warwickshire Area.

Notice of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Warwickshire Local Optical Committee will be held on Thursday 16th May 2019, at The Warwick Arms Hotel, Warwick

Agenda Times ( Approx) arrive straight from work to teas and coffees  Chat with  Bausch and Lomb and AOS

6.30pm- 7.00pm

  • Election of Chairman for the meeting
  • Apologies for Absence
  • Minutes of the last AGM
  • Treasurers Report
  • Chairmans Report
  • Election and Welcome  of new committee members
  • Retiring committee members
  • AOB


Hot Buffet, Wine and Chat with Bausch and Lomb and AOS

(we wish to thank Bausch and Lomb and AOS for their sponsorship)



Stuart Wellings from ICET- To give a PEER DISCUSSION on Sight Test and Contact Lens Records! 



We look forward to seeing you there