Primary Eye Care Assessment Referral Service (PEARS)

Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has procured a Primary Eye care Assessment Referral Service. The service allows the assessment and treatment of a range of minor eye conditions to be undertaken by accredited opticians.

The CCG feels that community pharmacy already has a well-established role in the management of minor ailments and involvement in the PEARS pathway will further utilise community pharmacy as an integrated part of the primary health care team.

The PEARS scheme was launched on the 1st September 2014 and pharmacies are still able to sign up to the scheme. The Service Level Agreement outlines how the supply process works. Pharmacies interested in joining the scheme should complete the Sign up form which needs to be returned to the CCG.