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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 26th November 2020.

Coventry & Warwickshire LOC Latest News

SpaMedica Coventry Opening

SpaMedica have opened a brand new hospital in Coventry Tile Hill in July 2020, where they are now accepting referrals for cataracts, YAG laser and wet amd. Optometrists can refer their cataract patients for pre-operative assessment for cataract extractions as well as YAG laser for posterior capsular opacification. Post-operative appointments for cataract extractions are then …

9 September 2020

GOS Claims Moving Online

PCSE and NHS England have launched a new online system for submitting GOS claims. This was first launched in October 2019 and the new system is designed to replace wastage of paper forms, create easier submission of claims and improving cashflow for practices. Current paper GOS forms will cease on the 30th September 2020 to encourage practices …

26 July 2020

General Optical Council (GOC) statement on supply of spectacles and contact lenses during COVID-19 emergency

The General Optical Council (GOC) has issued a statement on supply of spectacles and contact lenses during COVID-19 emergency. This can be found here

21 March 2020

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LOCSU Latest News

Case Study: Integrated primary care eye service improves patient experience in Morecambe Bay

Patient input was key to identifying areas for improvement

23 October 2020

Regional Forums gather momentum

LOCs and NHSE welcome collaborative approach

19 October 2020

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Our next LOC meeting is the 26th November 2020.

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