17 January 2023

College responds to consultation on integrated care systems (ICSs)

We have responded to the Hewitt review: call for evidence on ICSs in England, to help inform a new way of working.


We have highlighted work with our partners in the sector and NHS commissioners to improve patient access to primary eye care services, by designing and delivering new service models like the Minor Eye Conditions Service (MECS) and Optometry First.

We stressed the need to address the lack of IT connectivity between primary eye care and the rest of the NHS, to enable eye care transformation at all levels.

Find out more about the consultation

Our response

Submitted: 16 January 2023

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