Welcome to Berkshire Local Optical Committee

Berkshire LOC

Berkshire LOC is the official organisation which represents optometrists and opticians in our area.

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

Coming soon to Slough… New Cataract & Surgical Centre

Please see attached details of a new Cataract and Surgical Centre opening in Slough. Community Eyecare are holding an online launch event on Tuesday 27th April, please register for this event by using the link below:     Dear Colleagues,   Community Eyecare would like to invite you to the launch of our new Slough …

13 April 2021

SeeAbility Stories – Spring 2021

This time last year, who could have imagined what we would live through over the past 12 months? While 2020 is well and truly behind us, and we now have a path forwards, there is so much we can learn from a year that completely changed the world. In this spring e-newsletter of SeeAbility Stories, …

13 April 2021

Contractors and Performers – Record Keeping Assessment Matrix for PPV Audit

Please see attached the NHSE South East record keeping assessment matrix for patient clinical record audits. The purpose of this document is that clinical advisers have a set standard when reviewing records. If you are a contractor please can you share with any locum performers who work in your practice. Record keeping assessment matrix  

10 April 2021

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LOCSU Latest News

New OFNC Chair Confirms Course for the Coming Year

The incoming Chair of the Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee, Gordon Ilett, has thanked outgoing Chair Paul Carroll for the leadership he has provided throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

7 April 2021

Workshops Provide ‘Great Discussion and Feedback’

Last week two packed virtual workshops were held as LOCSU looked at the future of Optometry first urgent eyecare services.

31 March 2021

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