Welcome to Berkshire Local Optical Committee

Berkshire LOC

Berkshire LOC is the statutory body set up by the NHS to support all optical staff delivering NHS services under a GOS contract in Berkshire.

The main role of the LOC is to work with local NHS commissioners to make community eye care services accessible to patients and cost effective for the NHS. The objective of this website is to provide eye care practitioners, other health care professionals and the public with information about all aspects of eye care provision available within Berkshire.

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Berkshire LOC Latest News

Free Health and Wellbeing workshops from Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire & Berkshire (BOB) Integrated Care Board (ICB)

The following workshops are available free of charge to all staff within Optical practices across the BOB area:   Kindness In Healthcare – Introduction Workshops   Suitable for all roles, this 1 hour ‘Kindness into Action’ introduction workshop will help you understand the impact and importance of respect, kindness, positivity and incivility at work. You’ll …

8 August 2022

Cataract Focus Evening: Now including OCT interpretation session

Cataract Focus Evening Seminar – Change of date: 11th of August For opticians in and around East Berkshire, please see attached invitation to Frimley Park Hospital. Interactive seminar with a focus on cataract for optometrists and pre-registration optometrists. About this event Agenda: Communication skills practice in cataract assessment and consultation process Cataract image rounds and …

22 July 2022

GOC Call for Evidence and Consultation: Deadline 18th of July

At the end of March the GOC published a call for evidence proposing changes to the Opticians Act 1989, with an associated consultation on some GOC policies. These wide-ranging proposals have the potential for significant changes to the work of all optical contractors and performers in the UK. The UK optical bodies have finalised a …

15 July 2022

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Booking Opens for LOCSU’s National Optical Conference 2022

Booking has now opened for this year’s LOCSU National Optical Conference (NOC) in Leeds 10-12 October.

27 July 2022

LOCSU Launches LOC Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Survey

LOCSU is working with Local Optical Committees to assist them in using equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) across their committees and as part of their decision-making processes.

27 July 2022

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