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General Ophthalmic Services Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2007

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Ophthalmic list

8.—(1) The Agency shall from information obtained from the Boards keep a list called “the ophthalmic list” of those persons who, pursuant to the provisions of regulation 9 have undertaken to provide general ophthalmic services and who are not disqualified from inclusion by virtue of the provisions of paragraphs 5, 7, 9(5), 10(1) or 12(2) of Schedule 11 to the Order.

(2) The ophthalmic list shall be divided into two parts, of which the first part shall relate to ophthalmic medical practitioners and the second part to opticians.

(3) Each part shall contain —

(a)the names of persons who are entitled to be included in it and in relation to each person—

(i)his professional registration number; and

(ii)the date that his name was included in the ophthalmic list;

(b)except in the case of a mobile practice, the addresses of any places in the Board’s area at which they have undertaken to provide general ophthalmic services, other than mobile services;

(c)particulars of the days on which and hours between which general ophthalmic services will normally be available at those addresses;

(d)the names of every other ophthalmic medical practitioner or optician who is regularly engaged as a deputy, director or employee in assisting in the provision of general ophthalmic services at any of those addresses or in the provision of mobile services;

(e)if the contractor has made arrangements with the Board to provide mobile services—

(i)that fact,

(ii)the address of any location visited regularly, with particulars of the months in which visits are planned to take place and the planned interval between such visits, and

(iii)if that contractor is a mobile practice, that fact and the addresses to which correspondence in connection with such provision may be sent.

(4) The Agency shall send a copy of the ophthalmic list to the Department, each Board and the Local Optical Committee, and at intervals of not more than three months shall notify each of them of any alteration made in that list.

(5) Copies of the ophthalmic list shall be made available for inspection at the offices of each Board, at the Agency and at such other places as appear to the Agency to be convenient for informing all persons interested.

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