Orthoptic Department

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Dear Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust,

1) During 2017/18 financial year what is your total number of new patient and follow up episodes within the Orthoptic Department?

2) Please advise of your Orthoptic Department Structure, please indicate bands and WTE’s

3) Does your Orthoptic Department carry out any of the below specialist clinics? Yes or no and who carries out these clinics?
a) Low Vision
b) Literacy Difficulties
c) Stroke
d) Paediatric Contact Lens
e) Adult Contact Lens
f) General Adult
g) General Paediatric

4) What is the allocated orthoptic appointment slot time for new and follow up appointments for the following clinics (in minutes)?
a) Low Vision
b) Literacy Difficulties
c) Stroke
d) Paediatric Contact Lens
e) Adult Contact Lens
f) General Adult
g) General Paediatric

5) Please can you provide the tariff your receive for the below subspecialities, new and follow up, please indicate if multi-disciplined (excluding market force factors)?
a) Low Vision
b) Literacy Difficulties
c) Stroke
d) Paediatric Contact Lens
e) Adult Contact Lens
f) General Adult
g) General Paediatric

6) Do you employee Optometrists who carry out refraction in your paediatric doctor led clinics?

7) Do you have a clinical pathway for patients to be refracted within high street opticians? Yes or No
a) If yes, what is the clinical criteria?

8) If you refract the patient do high street opticians invoice you via the Hospital Eye Services Prescription Scheme? Yes or No
a) If yes, do you claim this money back from Clinical Commissioning Groups or NHS England or part of tariff?

9) What is your first line of treatment for occlusion? Eg Atropine/patching?

10) As part of your tariff do you provide any of the following aids/equipment?
a) Prisms
b) Planos
c) Reusable occlusion patches (Fabric)
d) Daily occlusion Patches (Sticky)
e) Magnifier x 2
f) LED Magnifier x 3
g) LED Magnifier x 4 and above
h) Pocket Magnifiers x 3.5
i) Lanyards for pocket Magnifier
j) Other Magnifiers please list
k) TV Glasses
l) UV filter glasses
m) Hobby Magnifiers
n) Replacement for broken Magnifiers
o) Tinted glasses for visual stress
p) Replacement for broken tinted glasses for visual stress
q) Any other

11) Do patients pay or financially contribute for any of the following aids/equipment?
a) Prisms
b) Planos
c) Reusable occlusion patches (Fabric)
d) Daily occlusion Patches (Sticky)
e) Magnifier x 2
f) LED Magnifier x 3
g) LED Magnifier x 4 and above
h) Pocket Magnifiers x 3.5
i) Lanyards for pocket Magnifier
j) Other Magnifiers please list
k) TV Glasses
l) UV filter glasses
m) Hobby Magnifiers
n) Replacement for broken Magnifiers
o) Tinted glasses for visual stress
p) Replacement for broken tinted glasses for visual stress
q) Any other

12) Do you provide any of the following aids/equipment on a patient loan scheme?
a) Prisms
b) Planos
c) Reusable occlusion patches (Fabric)
d) Daily occlusion Patches (Sticky)
e) Magnifier x 2
f) LED Magnifier x 3
g) LED Magnifier x 4 and above
h) Pocket Magnifiers x 3.5
i) Lanyards for pocket Magnifier
j) Other Magnifiers please list
k) TV Glasses
l) UV filter glasses
m) Hobby Magnifiers
n) Replacement for broken Magnifiers
o) Tinted glasses for visual stress
p) Replacement for broken tinted glasses for visual stress
q) Any other

Low vision
13) What is your clinical referral criteria for your low vision service eg vision 6/12 or worse?

Literacy Difficulties
14) Do you provide colorimetry assessment as part of your literacy difficulties service?

Yours faithfully,

Rachael Morris

DAVISON, Claire (MAIDSTONE AND TUNBRIDGE WELLS NHS TRUST), Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

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WALTON, Neil (MAIDSTONE AND TUNBRIDGE WELLS NHS TRUST), Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

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