Cambridgeshire Local Optical Committee; for those of you who don’t know much about it, is made up of volunteers who come together to help provide support, advice, communications, guidance and training for all the optometrists in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
We all work to promote the interests of all optometrists with the local commissioners of health services; both primary and secondary.
And we run the Primary Eyecare Company (PEC) that has secured and maintains various pathways for eye care within our communities.
We also work with LOCSU to best promote these aspects on a nationwide basis.
Well we have various voluntary officers :
Clinical Liaison officer
AND we have members and observers from across the optical profession.
Some of the officers and members are additionally, registered directors of the PEC – which is a non profit company in its own right.
So a few people – less than 20, work VERY hard on your behalf.
And you all pay for it in the form of the Levy that is deducted from all NHS payments.
The monies generated by the Levy entirely fund all our activities, (the interminable) negotiations with CCG’s, NHS representatives, LOCSU and even our own committee meetings.
Hopefully you now feel better informed about Cambs LOC. If you want to know any more details, or if you would like to attend a meeting, or even join in and help the work we do, see one of the committee or email the secretary or John (both email addresses you should have) at any time.