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Derbyshire Local Optical Committee

The Derbyshire Local Optical Committee (DLOC) was formed in March 2008 following the reorganisation of NHS Primary Care Trusts and as of April 2013 represents Optometrists to the NHS England Local Area Team and the four CCGs in Derbyshire: Southern Derbyshire, Erewash, Hardwick Health and North Derbyshire.

The Member’s area is now operational. The minutes of the Committee meetings are there. Please follow the instructions and you will get an invitational email after a few days.

Our next meeting

The next  meeting is the AGM ALL WELCOME on evening of 13th April 2021 via Zoom.

Derbyshire LOC Latest News

Education Event- The Low Vision Patient

On March 15th 2021 at 6.30PM there is an education event for Optometrists and GPs on Zoom presented by by Mr Pankaj Puri, Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon at Royal Derby. It will cover aspects of Low Vision: causes, registration and support available. Places are limited so please contact Lesley Parkinson, derbyshireloc@gmail.com to register.

22 February 2021

VACCINES FOR OPTICAL STAFF

BY NOW, HOPEFULLY EVERY PRACTICE WILL HAVE HAD AN INVITE TO GET STAFF VACCINATED AGAINST COVID 19 AT THE ROYAL DERBY HOSPITAL. IF YOU HAVEN’T PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH NHS ENGLAND, EAST MIDLANDS. THE VACCINES ARE FOR STAFF WHO HAVE PATIENT INTERACTIONS. PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL YOUR STAFF GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE AN …

9 January 2021

There is a new resource to help with Dry Eye Prescribing

There is a link on the referral pathways page to help with prescribing for dry eye patients.

22 November 2020

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LOCSU Latest News

Benevolent fund offers support

Covid is making life difficult for most people but for optometrists whose work patterns have been significantly affected, it might be having devastating effects on your ability to support yourself and your family.

25 February 2021

Glaucoma UK statistics highlight severe COVID-19 impact on eye health services

In a collaborative project with Wilmington Healthcare, Glaucoma UK compared figures from 2019 with those from 2020, to determine the reduction in patient care due to the coronavirus pandemic.

25 February 2021

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Our next meeting

The next  meeting is the AGM ALL WELCOME on evening of 13th April 2021 via Zoom.

LOCSU

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