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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

EeRS update

EeRS Your LOC has been working with Solihull LOC and Birmingham and Solihull ICB to deliver EeRS. This has involved meetings with Cinapsis, Health Harmonie, UHB and BMEC. The service has been tested and undergone a robust clinical safety review with final sign off today. Next steps Our initial practices will go live for referrals …

9 April 2024

Funding and Placements for Advanced Qualifications

BSol ICS has been successful in securing full funding for a number of Independent Prescribing (iP) and Advanced Glaucoma Training courses and Hospital Placements during the 2024/5 academic year Anyone interested in accessing one of these fantastic opportunities should contact the LOC Secretary:- Applicants must spend the great majority of their working time in …

20 February 2024

At Last: EeRS will be launching soon

The long awaited EeRS will be launching in the BSol ICS within the next few weeks.  At the initial launch we will only be able to use it to make referrals to our single point of access (SPoA) HealthHarmonie (H-H).  Other providers will be added soon afterwards until< by the end of the Summer you …

19 February 2024

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OFNC – Derisory GOS Fee Imposed by DHSC

Government has today announced that it has decided to impose another real-terms cut to the NHS sight test fee.

26 March 2024

OFNC Update on GOS Fees 2024/25

Many contractors have been asking for news about fees and grants. 

5 March 2024

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