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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

Emergency Referrals to Warwick Hospital

The LOC is aware of the communication issues with Warwick hospital regarding Optometrists referring emergency patients to their care. We have had a number of Optometrists share their experiences with us and the difficulties they have encountered. We are currently working with both UHCW and SWFT, as well as the relevant CCG’s to address this …

10 January 2021

COVID-19 Vaccination Update Coventry and Warwickshire

The LOC are committed to providing updates for available vaccines for members across the Coventry and Warwickshire region. Please read below for current news. Leamington We have had a notification for Leamington Optometrists/Practices for vaccinations at Clarendon Lodge Medical Practice for Optometry teams. Please follow the instructions below for vaccination availability and contact details: Instructions: …

10 January 2021

How to apply for a NHS.NET email account

Hello All, As an LOC we are aware that many Optometrists are requiring a NHS.NET email account. Attached below is a PDF information guide with instructions explaining how to apply for a NHS.NET account, as well as who is eligible to apply. Instructions for NHS.NET application If you need any further assistance, please do not …

24 November 2020

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LOCSU Latest News

Locums and non-NHS practices to register for Covid-19 vaccination

Supporting LOC work already under way

15 January 2021

Meet the Board – Charles Bill, LOC representative for the South region

Optometry, Mozart and Dr Frankenstein – meet the man who just can’t sit still

12 January 2021

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Our next LOC meeting is the 10th December 2020.

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