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Cheshire Local Optical Committee

The Committee works on all issues relating to NHS Optometric Services in the county, including GOS sight tests, GOS Regulations and Terms of Service, Clinical Governance and Enhanced Services. The Committee holds its AGM in March; all Contractors and Optometrists practising in the area are encouraged to attend.

In addition, the Committee meet four times a year, if you are interested in attending as an observer, please contact

Our next meeting date will be advised soon.



Cheshire LOC Latest News

COVID 19 Guidance and Support

COVID19 Guidance and Support As a LOC we want to do what we can to support colleagues through this challenging time.  We have put together a series of links to guidance and resources below you may find helpful as you face the challenges of facing the COVID crisis.  We are also more than happy to …

25 March 2020

Important – Cease Screening

*Important* – Cease Screening Following the government advice last night, we understand that a number of Optometry Practices have decided to close today. Our Clinical Lead, Arun Sachdev has considered whether we should continue trying to provide a reduced service for digital surveillance patients but has decided that we should invoke our business continuity plan …

25 March 2020

February PCSE Bulletin Available Now

This month’s bulletin focuses on how to get the most from the PCSE Online services

26 February 2020

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LOCSU Latest News

LOCSU announce 4-month pause in levy payments

Payments halted for April-July 2020

3 April 2020

OFNC guidance on changes to primary eye care in England

As set out in our statement of 1 April, this document addresses the main questions raised by our members so far about the NHS England optical letter of 1 April 2020.

2 April 2020

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Our next meeting

The next Committee meeting is on Monday, 23rd September 2019 at 7.30PM. The venue is the Best Western Hotel, Bostock Lane, Long Eaton, NG10 4EP.


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