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

SpaMedica Post-Operative Accreditation Webinar

Cataract Post-Operative Accreditation Webinar Presented by Dr Alex Silvester – Chief Medical Officer 2 CPD Points SpaMedica is currently the number one provider of cataract surgeries for NHS patients in the UK; with Fifty hospitals based across the North West, the Midlands, Yorkshire, the South East and the South West. A key part of our …

23 May 2024

Optom event – Retinal Vein Occlusion

  You are cordially invited to a CPD event for Optometrists: Topic: Retinal vein occlusion Speaker: Mr Zaid Shalchi, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Time: 6.00-8.00pm Monday 10 June 2024 Place: Castle Suite, Princess Margaret Hospital, Osborne Road, Windsor SL4 3SJ Free registration with dinner included but book early as capacity is limited. Register at

21 May 2024

Inaccurate HES Voucher Claims

Dear Optometry Practice, Re: Inaccurate HES Voucher Claims We have recently become aware of a number of practices making inaccurate claims for spectacles via the NHS Voucher scheme. This includes amending voucher type, and addition of supplements for high refractive index lenses, or stating that cost of glasses is lower than voucher value and still …

13 May 2024

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FOC for LOCs Funding LOCSU Through the Levy

LOCSU is hosting the inaugural Chair Conference On Monday 10 June from 10am – 4pm at The Wesley London Euston.

20 May 2024

Updated GOC CPD Exceptions Policy

The GOC have today released the updated the CPD exceptions policy, which can be read here. This policy sets out the principles the Registrar will apply in deciding whether a registrant can remain on the register without having met the CPD requirements, to ensure decisions are made in a fair and consistent manner. It also … Continue reading “Updated GOC CPD Exceptions Policy”

17 May 2024

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