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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 meeting is the AGM on the 13th of May 2021.

Coventry & Warwickshire LOC Latest News

UHCW SwiftQueue Booking System

FAO Health Care Professionals in Optometry UHCW Eye Casualty will be offering telephone triage appointments for patients via swiftqueue. This is for patients to access a telephone triage themselves. There will be a QR code and website link on the trust webpage for the patients to follow. However, Optometrists will still have access to the …

22 July 2021

Free CET Webinar

“Follow Me Beyond The OCT” SpaMedica are hosting a free CET webinar on the 22nd June 2021 at 7:00-8:15pm on OCT. This is hosted by their Regional Lead Optometrist, Sarah Hardy. The live event will include a special guest speaker, Professor Tariq Aslam Consultant Surgeon. Please click on the link below if you would like …

14 June 2021

CCG Approval for Direct Referrals to SpaMedica Coventry

The LOC has had notification that Optometrists in the Coventry and Warwickshire area are now able to refer patients directly to SpaMedica Coventry via nhs.net email, fax or post for cataract extractions and YAG laser. This means the referral letter no longer needs to go through the GP. This has been approved by the area …

3 June 2021

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Treasurer sessions help share ideas

Three virtual sessions have been held for LOC treasurers to enable networking and share ideas.

29 July 2021

LOCSU’s Interim Clinical Director is named Vice Chair of the CCEHC

LOCSU’s interim clinical director Zoe Richmond has been elected as the new vice chair of the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC) following a vote by the members of the Clinical Council.

27 July 2021

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Our next meeting is the AGM on the 13th of May 2021.

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