At our practice under the NHS our specialist IP optometrists John, Nicky, Deacon and George provide an emergency Acute Primary Care Ophthalmology service (APCOS) looking after patients from surgeries and their patients across the entire Kent & Medway CCG area diagnosing prescribing and treating conditions such as red eye, uveitis, foreign bodies and corneal ulcers. Patients can be referred by their GP, optician or self-refer to this service. For patients not registered with a Kent & Medway CCG GP, they may still attend one of these clinics on a private basis.