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Welcome to Coventry & Warwickshire LOC website

Coventry and Warwickshire Local Optical Committee is the official statutory body representing Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians within the area. The LOC works closely with local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s) to create community eye care services which provide accessibility for patients, supports the NHS, and promotes the skill set of eyecare professionals within Coventry and Warwickshire.

This website has been developed to be a source of up to date advice for local eye care professionals, and to allow easy access to useful documents, information, and guidelines.  We will also share upcoming news and events regularly that is specifically related to optics in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Our next LOC meeting is the 10th December 2020.

Coventry & Warwickshire LOC Latest News

Dry Eye Guidance 2021 for Community Optometrists

The LOC has had new documentation for Community Optometrists in practice on identifying, grading and managing Dry Eye disease. This report has been written by Mr Rana (Consultant Ophthalmologist), agreed by the CCG and is aligned with recent advice and updates. Please see the download link below: CCG UHCW DRY EYE GUIDELINES – 2021  

22 March 2021

UPDATE COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

Please see below a link from NHS England to book a COVID-19 vaccination which includes eligible frontline health workers. Book a coronavirus vaccination – NHS (www.nhs.uk) This is an online booking system through NHS England where you are able to book your COVID-19 vaccination at a centre close to you. Please ensure you are registered …

21 February 2021

UHCW COVID-19 VACCINATIONS

The LOC has had positive news from UHCW for COVID vaccinations for Front Line Health and Social Care Staff within Coventry and Rugby CCG. To book a COVID vaccination, you will need to register your details, create a login and schedule an appointment by using the SwiftQueue link at a time that best suits you. …

20 January 2021

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LOCSU Latest News

New OFNC Chair Confirms Course for the Coming Year

The incoming Chair of the Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee, Gordon Ilett, has thanked outgoing Chair Paul Carroll for the leadership he has provided throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

7 April 2021

Workshops Provide ‘Great Discussion and Feedback’

Last week two packed virtual workshops were held as LOCSU looked at the future of Optometry first urgent eyecare services.

31 March 2021

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Our next LOC meeting is the 10th December 2020.

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