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

Optical Staff – Covid-19 Vaccinations Update

  If you still need to book your Covid-19 vaccination, please use the links provided below. If you would prefer a different location, please contact your GP. These links are only for optical staff and should not be shared with any other priority group. Staff at the vaccination centre will request evidence of employment (payslip, …

27 January 2021

Covid-19 Vaccinations

Berkshire West Optical practices started to receive their invitations to register for the vaccinations yesterday with a direct invitation from South East Optometry. Once you receive yours, please make sure you share the link with all staff and locums who work at your practice. The invitation requests that you do not share the invite with …

15 January 2021

Locums and non-NHS practices to register for Covid-19 vaccination

15 January 2021 Locums and non-NHS practices to register for Covid-19 vaccination All optical practice staff are a priority group for Covid-19 vaccination. LOCs are working across England to facilitating local processes to ensure staff employed in GOS practices are invited for their vaccine, this work is moving ahead rapidly and we would like to …

15 January 2021

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Locums and non-NHS practices to register for Covid-19 vaccination

Supporting LOC work already under way

15 January 2021

Meet the Board – Charles Bill, LOC representative for the South region

Optometry, Mozart and Dr Frankenstein – meet the man who just can’t sit still

12 January 2021

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