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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

Joint advice to help practices going forward from Monday 19th July. Joint statement guidance for primary eye care services in England 13th July 2021 Still-covering-up-poster

19 July 2021

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

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 …

8 July 2021

CUES CET flyer 5 July 2021

22 June 2021

May Newsletter

We have emailed out the May LOC practice newsletter. LOC May newsletter

17 May 2021


Unique locum opportunity A locum vacancy has become available in a traditional, independent, clinical optometric practice in Knutsford. The vacancy is quite unique as it is very flexible, one or two mornings a week 9.30am till 1pm. The practice patient profile has an average age of 70+, but loyal patients who have been coming for …

27 April 2021


I am looking for a locum to come and work in my lovely practice in Nantwich, Cheshire. Day a week initially but possibly more in the future for the right person. We do 3/4 hour testing and are fully equipped with OCT, autophoropter, Henson 8000 & FDT. We work with some lovely eyewear collections including, …

27 April 2021


AGM – TONIGHT – TUESDAY 23RD MARCH 2021     The next meeting of the Cheshire LOC will be the Annual General Meeting to be held on Tuesday 23rd March 2021 at 7.00pm by remote media. A link will be published nearer to the date.  

21 January 2021

East Cheshire Atrial Fibrillation Pilot

The East Cheshire Atrial Fibrillation pilot has started this week to coincide with AF awareness week. The East Cheshire local health network and NHS England approached Cheshire LOC with an idea of a pilot scheme to test patients who are over 60 years old for atrial fibrillation. AF is a major risk factor for ischaemic …

21 November 2020

Opera IT Platform Coming Soon – Be Ready!

Opera IT Platform Coming Soon – Be Ready! 9 October 2020 In August we announced that a new long-term IT partner, FDS Consultants, has been selected to provide a single IT platform for Primary Eyecare and our partner LOCs and optical practices. We anticipate starting the transition from OptoManager to the Opera platform from November 2020 and …

12 October 2020

LOCSU Latest News

Case Study: Implementation of a Postoperative-Cataract Service in Conjunction With Wakefield LOC

LOCSU has produced a case study looking at one of the first trusts to implement a Postoperative cataract service.

14 October 2021

Fresh New Look Planned for NOC in 2022

Work is underway for a new look NOC in the Spring of 2022.

11 October 2021

Afghan relocation and resettlement schemes – additional guidance for optometry practices

Individuals and families arriving in the UK under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) scheme or Afghan citizens’ resettlement scheme (ACRS) will be entitled to free NHS care.

8 October 2021

Influenza Vaccine Funding for Primary Eyecare Announced

NHS England and NHS Improvement have made new funding available for influenza vaccines for patient-facing NHS general ophthalmic contractors and their frontline staff.

30 September 2021

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