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Use of lateral flow devices for asymptomatic staff testing SOP and FAQs

8 July 2021

Please note the attached circulars in respect of use of lateral flow devices for your asymptomatic members of staff testing.

C1329_Use of lateral flow devices for asymptomatic staff testing for SARS CoV-2 in all NHS staff

C1330_LFD test FAQs for NHS trusts – organisations and staff inc community interest companies (1)

C1331_LFD test FAQs for primary care organisations and staff

Cheshire LOC Latest News

Cheshire and Mersey Resilience Hub

Open to Optometry Staff Are you a staff member within the NHS, Social Care or Emergency Services in Cheshire or Merseyside and looking for support?  We’re here to help.  We offer a range of psychological support and well-being opportunities. You can self refer via our website:

4 July 2022

Press release- Cheshire sight loss information survey

PRESS RELEASE – Cheshire Sight Loss Information Survey Please can we ask practices to use this survey to gather information that can be used to provide services to our patients who have sight loss.

27 June 2022

Cheshire LOC Meeting – 8th August 2022

The next meeting of the Cheshire LOC will be held remotely on 8th August 2022 at 7.30pm.

26 June 2022

Recruitment for Locum Telemedicine Optometrist

Primary Eyecare Services (PES) is a provider of high-quality outcomes in and community optometry services. We are the largest collaborative provider of such services in England. We are recruiting Locum Telemedicine Optometrist to join our team based in Manchester area; the role will include providing telemedicine, referral triage and clinical support to the central hub team. The role will be home based, and you will …

26 June 2022

Northwest EeRS Roll Out – Service Now LIVE

Important Information Implementation of the Electronic Eyecare Referral System across the Northwest region ***NOW LIVE*** Dear Colleagues, Important Update: Northwest EeRS Rollout – NOW LIVE  We are pleased to be able to confirm that the Optical EeRS project across Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside, and Lancashire and South Cumbria is now LIVE! Over the past few …

25 May 2022

2 Optom vacancies with Jane Smellie Opticians.

Established in 1997, Jane Smellie Opticians is an award winning, highly reputable, small independent group of practices. The success of the practice has been built on providing our patients with a truly independent experience. We really do care about our patients! Due to continued growth we are seeking two optometrists to join the team. We offer much …

2 March 2022


At Sherratt Opticians, Crewe we are looking for an optometrist to join our experienced and friendly team. As an independent practice we offer a unique opportunity to practice in a relaxed and supportive environment with the patient in the centre of all that we do. We offer fundus photography and OCT scanning to all our …

22 December 2021


We are a well established boutique Independent family run practice. We have an excellent reputation in Poynton and we are looking for a ambitious character to join our small team. We offer outstanding customer service and excellence , specialise in luxury niche eyewear in a friendly relaxed environment. 45 minute eye exams with the latest …

8 November 2021

CET Peer review event 11th November.

CET PEER REVIEW EVENT, 11th NOVEMBER. Cheshire LOC have arranged two Peer Review events on 11th November 2021 at the two venues detailed below. Please book your place by emailing by 1st November 2021 indicating which venue you would like to attend and any special dietary requirements. As this is the first non-virtual CET event since …

26 October 2021

Please read- Statement from Cheshire & Merseyside Health and care partnership

Statement regarding Cheshire and Merseyside System Pressures A small group is being formed to help look into the pressures on the health and care system. They will work to ensure no part of the system is creating unnecessary work for another and hope to identify where there are gaps in capacity. They would like to …

27 August 2021

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Booking Opens for LOCSU’s National Optical Conference 2022

Booking has now opened for this year’s LOCSU National Optical Conference (NOC) in Leeds 10-12 October.

27 July 2022

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