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Birmingham Local Optical Committee (BLOC) is the official organisation representing optometrists, dispensing opticians and optical contractors within the NHS in Birmingham. It provides advice to the NHS England Birmingham, Solihull and the Black Country (BSBC) Area Team, to optometrists and optical contractors in the area and to the Clinical Care Groups in Birmingham.

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Birmingham LOC Latest News

Changes to cataract and IOP repeat measures claims in Birmingham

BSol CCG has now incorporated Cataract referrals and IOP repeat measures into the primary eyecare contract. You will not be able to put any claims through Optoclaim or the IOP RR – NHS Birmingham LOC links on Optoserve after 31-12-2020 Any submitted after this date will not be paid.  In order to claim for cataract …

27 November 2020

Change to Referral Procedures for patients of BSol GPs

From 2nd November 2020 the procedure for some referrals to ophthalmology for patients of GPs in BSol CCG will be changing:  The procedure for most referrals e.g, emergencies, urgent referrals, fast track wet AMD, cataracts, YAG capsulotomy and conditions likely to require in-patient surgery will remain as it was but Routine referrals for conditions such …

29 October 2020

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LOCSU launches #YourLOC campaign

Campaign aims to drive awareness of LOCs and the benefits of more optical practitioners getting involved

23 November 2020

NOC LOCSU/WOPEC Virtual Peer Discussion sessions announced

Sessions will feature aspects of LOCSU Clinical Pathways

19 November 2020

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