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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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10th September 2020

Berkshire LOC Latest News

Reminder PPE Portal Phase 2 – Registering for NHS mail

This is a reminder that if you have not already done so please register for an NHSmail account.  This is required in order to receive an invitation to register with the portal and subsequently order PPE from it. Please ensure that you have created this account by Wednesday 12th August so you can make use …

10 August 2020

Additional dates for PCSE eGOS training

Please see details of additional dates for PCSE online webinars. Dates/times/links to Sunday sessions below. The first two recordings are also on YouTube:   28 July 30 July    If you subscribe to the You Tube channel you’ll be notified when new recordings are added, plus there are now twelve scenario videos which people are …

6 August 2020

Access to free PPE – update from DHSC

PPE Portal: Phase 2 Healthcare providers can now order additional personal protective equipment (PPE) through the PPE Portal to top up their existing supplies for COVID-19. The Department of Health and Social Care have previously invited GPs, residential care homes, domiciliary care providers and pharmacies to use the PPE Portal. They are now implementing the …

4 August 2020

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LOC-online websites bring new opportunities for early adopter LOCs

Berkshire and Birmingham LOCs share their experiences

12 August 2020

New podcast explores National Outpatient Transformation Programme

Claire Roberts from NHSE joins LOCSU for the latest in our podcast series

11 August 2020

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10th September 2020

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