We are pleased to announce that Katrina Venerus will be joining Primary Care Support England (PCSE) as a Special Advisor and Subject Matter Expert to our Ophthalmic Payments service line.
Katrina has been a member of PCSE’s stakeholder forum since the start of the contract, providing invaluable insight into the optical sector and representing the voice of the customer.
As a key figure in the sector, we are delighted she has agreed to bring her expertise to support our operational improvement programme and lend her influence to our transformation plans to modernise the service.
Katrina will be seconded from her current post as Clinical Director at the Local Optical Committee Support Unit (LOCSU) from Monday 23 July 2018.
Richard Whittington, LOCSU’s Chief Operating Officer has given his support for the secondment, saying: “LOCSU and the Optical Confederation are pleased that Katrina is taking up this secondment to provide direct expertise to PCSE’s operational improvement work and the forthcoming transformation of the ophthalmic payments service.
“It is clear that modernisation of the payments service is needed urgently to streamline the claims and payments processes for practices and this secondment fits with of our commitment to supporting NHS England and PCSE to ensure the transformation programme is a success for our sector.”
The Department of Health & Social Care have now published the 2018 CET Claim Form. The window for submissions opened on 2 July 2018 and will remain open until midnight on 1 November 2018.
This year, a new process for submitting 2018 CET claims via our online enquiry form has been agreed to ensure practices are sent an acknowledgement email when a claim has been received. The subject of the acknowledgement will include the name of the performer that the CET is for, to help easily identify the claim.
Further details explaining the new process are available on our dedicated CET page and the online submission form can be found on the Contact Us page. Simply select 'CET Claim' from the drop down menu and you will be taken to the dedicated submission form.