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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

OFNC update: Covid-19 funding for optical practices in England

As the profession is aware, NHS England’s Covid-19 funding for optical practices during the first phase of the pandemic ended on 30 June. The OFNC submitted new funding proposals to NHS England on 16 June, and the following day NHS England publicly committed to work with us on Covid-19 funding requirements for the next phase. …

3 July 2020

Domicillary Providers

Berkshire CCGs are putting together a list of domicillary service providers who will visit care homes. Please complete the attached form if you would like your details to be included.   BERKSHIRE DOMICILLARY PROVIDERS

2 July 2020

OFNC Update: NHS Funding for Optical Practices across England and in local lockdowns

In our recent discussions with NHS England on COVID-19 funding for optical practices in England, the OFNC has stressed the need for ongoing support in the event of local or regional lockdowns being introduced. This morning the OFNC met NHS England again and discussed the position in Leicester. We understand that NHS England is planning …

30 June 2020

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Glaucoma Case Studies show positive results

Primary care services are reducing referral rates to hospital eye services

3 July 2020

OFNC Update: Covid-19 funding for optical practices in England

NHSE proposal for temporary further funding has been rejected

3 July 2020

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