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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

Berkshire LOC AGM – 8th September

To all local Contractors and Performers in the Berkshire LOC area:   Notification of Annual General Meeting The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Berkshire LOC will be held on 8th September @ 7.30pm via Zoom. Following the meeting, there is a planned lecture about Myopia Control given by Andy Sanders from Hoya. This presentation …

22 July 2021

Staff Isolation: Approach Following Updated Government Guidance

Staff isolation: approach following updated government guidance Guidance for allowing essential frontline staff to return to work following a negative PCR if they have been asked to isolate due to potential contact with COVID-19 The government has announced that as of today, Public Health England will update their guidance on self-isolation for health and care …

20 July 2021

CET – Visioncall VIRTUAL CET EVENT 27th July

VIRTUAL CET EVENT 27th July. Visioncall are running a virtual CET event on the 27th July via Microsoft Teams. The event will offer 2 CET points to all attendees. Covering a range of topics aimed at delivering patient-centric eye care including; *Overview of mental capacity act and determining a person’s best interest in a care …

17 July 2021

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Treasurer sessions help share ideas

Three virtual sessions have been held for LOC treasurers to enable networking and share ideas.

29 July 2021

LOCSU’s Interim Clinical Director is named Vice Chair of the CCEHC

LOCSU’s interim clinical director Zoe Richmond has been elected as the new vice chair of the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC) following a vote by the members of the Clinical Council.

27 July 2021

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