Arden, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Performers List Applications – Important Notice








Dear LOCs

Just to let you know that some of the changes regarding the PCSS staff and also co-commissioning have started to take place.  

The local offices are not  taking any new performance list applications.  They all being dealt with by the Hub in Walsall,      01922 603161

Best wishes

Denise Goddard

Assistant Contract Manager
Primary Care Team for Coventry, Warwickshire, Worcestershire & Herefordshire
NHS England (West Midlands) 


NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group To Commission Primary Care Services From April

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Below please find a message from South Warwickshire CCG


Dear colleagues,

NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been given the go-ahead to commission primary care services from April 2015.

NHS England announced that the CCG – which is responsible for planning, buying and monitoring healthcare services on behalf of the people of south Warwickshire – was successful in its application to take on additional commissioning responsibilities.

Dr David Spraggett, Chair of NHS South Warwickshire CCG, said: “I am pleased to announce that our application to take on responsibility for primary care co-commissioning has been approved by NHS England. This means that from April this year, we will commission the majority of GP services in south Warwickshire.

“We are one of 64 CCGs across the country that has been approved to take on ‘delegated’ commissioning responsibility for GP services. This is a positive step for our CCG towards commissioning services that are focussed on improving outcomes for patients through more joined up and integrated models of care.”

Sue Price, Director of Commissioning (West Midlands), at NHS England, said“I am delighted that six clinical commissioning groups across the West Midlands, which include NHS South Warwickshire Clinical Commissioning Group, have been successful in their bids to take on responsibility for commissioning the majority of GP services from April this year. 

“This is a welcome step towards investment in primary and community services that will see the development of continuing improvements to commission local high quality care for our patients now and for the future.”

NHS South Warwickshire CCG joins 64 other CCGs throughout England that have been successful in providing the evidence that they have a transparent and robust framework for commissioning GP services and managing conflicts of interest.

Primary care is currently commissioned by NHS England’s Area Teams but CCG’s were given the opportunity last year to opt for one of three options for differing levels of co-commissioning: ‘delegated commissioning’, ‘joint commissioning’ or ‘greater involvement’.

NHS South Warwickshire CCG



National Performers List Website To Close



The following announcement is from NHS England:



Users of National Performers List

This is to give advance notice to Area Teams that the website will be closing at the end of 2014.

The following announcement regarding the closure of the National Performers List website will appear on the website’s homepage from November 17th 2014:

On 31 December 2014 this website will be closing down.

Members of the public wishing to view registration information regarding  GPs, dentists or opticians are advised to use the following search pages:

For doctors:

For dentists:

For opticians:

Performers wishing to download application forms are advised to go to the NHS England website:

Changes to IOPRR Procedure

Goldman Changes have been made to the IOPRR procedure in Warwickshire. A new claim form is to be submitted to a new email address and a pre-validation process prior to invoicing is no longer needed.


If you need any help in using the new form please contact:

For further information regarding the contract please contact:

IOPRR Contract Deadline

GoldmanThe following information is for current providers of intra Ocular Pressure Referral Refinement in Warwickshire:

Arden Commissioning Support are currently drafting contracts for IOPRR. Existing providers need to provide their contract information by the 19th September to be able to submit activity for validation and payment. Currently less than half of the practices in Warwickshire have signed up.

Please contact Jonathan Westwood using for further information.

Call to Action in Eye Health – Save the Date(s)

CTAA request from Suresh Munyal, Local Eye Health Network Chair person for Arden, Herefordshire and Worcestershire:

Dear All,

I would be most grateful if you would circulate the message below to your colleagues and interested parties in eye health and hold this date.

Call to Action in Eye Health is potentially a milestone in the history of eye health. It is your opportunity to give feedback to NHS England as to the future of
your patients, colleague and all concerned in delivering and receiving eye healthcare in England. Our deadline in the 12th of September to collect and send all comments.

At these meetings we will be collecting your opinions and forward them to NHS England for consideration and possible implementation. The main aim is to improve quality and accessibility of eye health services in primary care thus reducing any unnecessary load on secondary care.

Please circulate this message to as many eye health stakeholders, ophthalmologists, orthoptists, optometrists, eye nurses, doctors with special interest in eyes, social workers with special interests in eyes,
and patient groups and anyone else who has something to contribute.

I will of course forward further details as regards exact venues.

Good wishes and kind regards
Suresh Munyal MSc MCOptom
Local Eye Health Network Chair person for Arden, Herefordshire and Worcestershire.
mobile 07971207776

Dear Colleagues

Re: Improving Eye Health and Reducing Sight Loss – A Call to Action

On behalf of Arden, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Area Team I would like to invite you to attend one of two area stakeholder events on Improving Eye Health and Reducing Sight Loss – A Call to Action.

You will be aware that NHS England have recently published the ‘Improving Eye Health and Reducing Sight Loss – A Call to Action’ document. These events will give us the opportunity to facilitate local discussions on NHS Optometry issues around the aims of improving eye health and give you a chance to directly contribute to the Call to Action discussion.

Nick Cook, MRCOPHTH MRCGP Primary Care Ophthalmologist, will be speaking.

Both events will be exactly the same so please could I ask you to choose the one which is most convenient:

Wednesday 13 August   – 6.00pm – 9.00pm – Worcester (Venue TBC)
Wednesday 20 August – 6.00-9.00pm – Coventry (Venue TBC)
The workshops are being supported by the Local Eye Health LPN and give an opportunity to also hear more about how the network is developing.

Places are limited, so please indicate your intention to attend by sending an email to Sandra Wilding, Admin Support, Commissioning, by Monday 4 August 2014.



Jan Butterworth

Head of Primary Care

NHS England

Arden, Herefordshire and Worcestershire Area Team