Dear Performers and Contractors,
Unfortunately, despite the LOC's best efforts, the small increase in fee that we were given for our enhanced ophthalmic services stand as is. The CCG does not believe that further increased funding for community optometrists represents good value for money.
The LOC will now, however, attempt to ensure that any future enhanced services will have a mandatory fee increase per year built into the contract. We look forward to commissioning new schemes with this in mind.