GM Optometry Connectivity Project

The initial plan is detailed in this document, but note that the plan has evolved and changed considerably over time. To follow the changes refer to the newsletters below.

Download GM IT Project Final Web.pdf

This document provides referral advice for use with Healthi.

Download Healthi Referral Advice July 19 V1.92          

Electronic Referral System FAQs

Click here FAQs

Using the Healthi Referral Module

This video shows the use of the Healthi Referral Module, including adding and ammending users, adding patients and making a referral.

Download Healthi Referral Video

NHS Information Governance

The previous NHS Information Governance Toolkit has transformed into the Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT). The website is linked below, but the DSPT can be completed and submitted through the Quality in Optometry website. There are 2 versions of the DSPT, the full version required for NJHS Connections and for NHS Contracts, and a reduced subset for NHSMail purposes only.  Both versions are in QiO.

Learn More DSPT website


Learn More Quality in Optometry Website

Guide to completing the toolkit

Although the IGTK has changed to the DSPT, the bundle of policies created for the old IGTK may still be of help.  QiO also has help and policies in the DSPT section.

Download IGT Policy bundle GM

ODS Codes

If you you have trouble locating your ODS code on the IGTK site, you can download this spreadsheet and search to find your practice

Download ODS Codes.xls

Ordering the Connection

NHS connections

This element of the GM project is currently on hold in the light of technology changes and other developments.


Further news about the project is here:

Download IT News Sep 17.pdf

Download IT News April 18.pdf

Download IT News May 18.pdf

Download IT News Dec 18.pdf

Download IT News Mar 19 Revision.pdf

Download IT News Mar 19 Referral Module Introduction.pdf