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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

Locums and NHSmail accounts

  Further to the recent communication around NHSmail accounts and the DSP Toolkit, shared mailboxes and individual user accounts are issued to contractors upon completion of the DSP Toolkit. An active ODS code is required to complete the DSP Toolkit and submit the NHSmail application. There is no facility for locums to obtain an NHSmail …

12 October 2021

Afghan relocation and resettlement schemes – additional guidance for optometry practices

  Individuals and families arriving into the UK under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) scheme or Afghan citizens’ resettlement scheme (ACRS) will be entitled to free NHS care. People supported by UK Visas and Immigration (UKV&I) under section 95 are issued with HC2 certificates, usually within 2 weeks of their arrival. However, if …

8 October 2021

CET event – Seeing Beyond the Eyes – 20th October 2021

Seeing Beyond the Eyes 1 interactive point* CET Webinar sponsored by Visioncall 20th Oct 6.30pm to 8pm Please note this is a not a Berkshire LOC Event.    Register in advance for this webinar at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5OI_7D8YTiWKvsInnGtJBQ After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing joining information.

8 October 2021

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Case Study: Implementation of a Postoperative-Cataract Service in Conjunction With Wakefield LOC

LOCSU has produced a case study looking at one of the first trusts to implement a Postoperative cataract service.

14 October 2021

Fresh New Look Planned for NOC in 2022

Work is underway for a new look NOC in the Spring of 2022.

11 October 2021

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