Quality in Optometry a toolkit for clinical governance in optometric practice
Welcome to Quality in Optometry (QiO). This website hosts clinical governance toolkits for optical professionals.
QiO works best with a modern, supported browser such as Chrome or Edge. There can be some problems with Internet Explorer which is no longer kept up to date. Before contacting LOCSU with technical enquiries please ensure you are using a modern browser.
Recent updates and changes
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.
Continual updates and improvements are made to QiO to ensure that it remains a live compliance tool.
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.
This site also has two interactive audit tools available.
If you are having technical issues please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.