Update to the NHSmail and Data Protection Security Toolkit (DSPT)

9 October 2021

All organisations with NHSmail accounts are required to complete the Data Security & Protection Toolkit (DSPT) on an annual basis and completing the DSPT is a prerequisite for signing up to an NHSmail account.

NHSmail provides a secure platform to transmit and receive optometry communication across eye care providers and other community and health services. It also ensures patients with serious, potentially fatal, and/or serious eye conditions are appropriately prioritised and able to access optometry services and care as quickly as possible.

The DSPT is an online self-assessment tool that allows organisations to measure their performance against the National Data Guardian’s 10 data security standards. Organisations that have access to NHS patient data must use the DSPT to provide assurance they are practicing good data security and that personal information is handled correctly. FULL DETAILS

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GOC guidance on ‘whistleblowing’ and/or ‘raising concerns’.

The GOC has published new guidance to help registrants in situations where they need to consider the professional requirement to speak up when patient or public safety may be at risk. It covers all concerns such as when something has been observed that appears seriously wrong or is not in accordance with the accepted standards …

1 November 2021

Primary Eyecare Covid guidance 13 July2021

Following the publication of England’s COVID-19 summer 2021 and the Prime Minister’s follow-up statement on 12 July, the government has stated that health and care settings in England should continue to maintain appropriate infection prevention and control (IPC) measures. The Chief Medical and Chief Scientific advisers have also stated that the pandemic is not over …

13 July 2021

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Optometry First Webinar Now Available to Watch Again

Earlier this month LOCSU organised a webinar event on Optometry First.

25 November 2021