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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 Committee meeting is on Monday 14th September 2020 at 7pm. Via zoom.

Derbyshire LOC Latest News


Consultant Connect Just to let you know everything is now up and running and you can start to use Consultant Connect for queries at CRH. If you need any help feel free to contact Alex Howard. Here’s a couple of instructional videos for those who missed the call/need a reminder: How to use the mobile …

21 July 2020

New Triage Number at Chesterfield Eye Centre

Please note that the Chesterfield Eye Centre Triage phone number, based at the Chesterfield Royal Hospital, is to be changed to 01246 512830 with effect from 27th July 2020.  This number should only be used when referring an emergency patient.

20 July 2020

NHS Fee Latest from OFNC

OFNC UPDATE: COVID-19 FUNDING FOR OPTICAL PRACTICES IN ENGLAND 20 July 2020 The OFNC is still working with NHS England on potential further COVID-19 funding for optical practices, following the end of the first phase of funding on 30 June. It has now been agreed that while these negotiations continue, the previous level of COVID-19 …

20 July 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 meeting

The next Committee meeting is on Monday 14th September 2020 at 7pm. Via zoom.


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