Quality in Optometry a toolkit for clinical governance in optometric practice

Welcome to the updated Quality in Optometry website. This website hosts clinical governance toolkits for optical professionals which have been developed jointly by ABDO, AOP, the College, FODO and LOCSU.

QiO works best with a modern browser such as Chrome or Edge. There can be some problems with Internet Explorer which is no longer kept up to date.

2017 Update

We have produced a User Guide to accompany the 2017 update to Quality in Optometry. Both new and experienced users, as well as LOC company clinical governance and performance leads checking subcontractor submissions, should familiarise themselves with this document in light of the changes made to QiO.

Please note that due to the extensive nature of this rebuild of the QiO site it has not been possible to carry forward any old checklists but an archive of previous PDF lists can be accessed from the checklist page.

GOS Contract in England checklist

The GOS Contracts checklist covers GOS contract compliance.

NHS Standard Contract in England checklists

NHS Standard Contract checklists cover compliance with extended primary eye care services (previously known as shared care, enhanced or community services).

NHS Data Security & Protection Toolkit (DSPT)

There are 2 DSPT checklists in QiO; the full version and then the reduced subset of questions for NHSMail. Completed checklists can be submitted directly to NHS Digital from with QiO at the end of the checklist.

Additional tools

The Practitioner checklist and Staff checklist (for non-clinical staff) summarise the knowledge that a GOS contractor requires of employees and practitioners.

This site also has two interactive audit tools available.

If you are having technical issues please email info@locsu.co.uk PLEASE NOTE: LOCSU DOES NOT REQUIRE CONTRACTORS TO COMPLETE QIO CHECKLISTS. IF YOU HAVE AN ENQUIRY PERTAINING TO CHECKLISTS THAT HAVE BEEN REQUESTED - INCLUDING TIMEFRAMES FOR SUBMISSION - PLEASE TAKE THIS UP WITH THE LOCAL NHS ENGLAND OFFICE OR LOC COMPANY THAT HAS REQUESTED THESE.