Useful Links

Local Low Vision Contacts:

Walsall Society for the Blind

Janet Porter who is the Eye Clinic Liaison Officer, Mobile: 07747 088730 Email: jporter@wsftb.co.uk

NHS England Local Area Team

The recent changes in the NHS mean NHS England (aka the NHS National Commissioning Board) has now assumed the role of the PCTs with respect to the GOS contract. Contact details for the Local Area Team are:

david.brown23@nhs.net 0113 8251678

debbie.szrejder@nhs.net 0113 8251679

Local Eye Health Network Chair: claire.roberts28@nhs.net 0113 8251678

Neighbouring LOCs

Sandwell LOC (Secretary Pete Hampson)
Worcestershire LOC (Secretary TBC)
Birmingham LOC (Secretary Ian Hadfield)
Wolverhampton LOC (Secretary Peter Rockett)
Shropshire LOC (Secretary Alan Barker)
Dudley LOC  (Secretary Paul Sidhu)

Solihull LOC  (Secretary Cathy Pike)

Organisations

The GOC (General Optical Council)
The College of Optometrists

ABDO (Association of Dispensing Opticians)
The AOP (Association of Optometrists)
LOCSU: The Local Optical Committee Support Unit
LOCSU: LOC websites

Other Resources

www.bnf.org – Download a free copy of BNF by following instructions on website
www.eyehealthmodel.org.uk – National Eye Health Epidemiological Model
www.docet.info– DOCET website
www.eyeatlas.com – Ophthalmological images
www.redatlas.com/main.htm – Atlas of eye disorders

www.maculasociety.org – The Macula Society

www.rnib.org.uk – RNIB

Walsall Manor Low Vision Clinic

Post referrals to:

Baljinder Devsi, Low Vision Clinic, Route 008, Walsall Manor hospital, Moat Road, Walsall, WS2 9PS

Email: baljinder.devsi@nhs.net

Email referrals can only be made through the NHS.net accounts due to patient sensitive data, private email accounts are not allowed.