Dorset LOC Latest News

03 April 2024 Notification of Annual General Meeting The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Dorset LOC will be held on Wednesday 15th May 2024 at 6.30 pm at The RNLI College, West Quay Road, Poole, BH15 1HZ. Registration and a light buffet will be served from 6.30 pm and following the AGM, Andy Turnbull …

3 April 2024

New general ophthalmic services fees for 2024/25

New general ophthalmic services fees for 2024/25 From 1 April 2024, there is new guidance setting out fees for general ophthalmic services, including: ​NHS sight test fee and NHS domiciliary fees NHS optical voucher values Continuing education and training payment for 2023, payable in 2024 Grant payable to supervisors of pre-registration trainees You can read the guidance here in full. The …

3 April 2024

SpaMedica Cataract Post-Operative Accreditation Webinar – 2 CPD points

On 3rd April 2024, Spamedica are hosting a Cataract Post-Operative Accreditation webinar from 630-830pm. For more information please use the following link: Cataract Post-Operative Accreditation Webinar _ SpaMedica To register please use the following link: Book Now  

22 March 2024

Optegra – ‘Basic Interpretation of Visual Fields’ CPD Event

On 27 March 2024, Optegra are presenting a 3 point CPD event  The Bear of Burton, Christchurch 630-830pm. The event will be presented by Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Mr Javier Bardavio. For Further information can be found in the below flyer along with the link to book. CPD invite  Book Now

9 February 2024

SpaMedica CPD Event – ‘Funny Looking Eyelids’

On 12 March 2024, SpaMedica Poole are presenting a 3 point CPD event for Optometrists and DOs featuring Mariana Carvalho and Charlotte Jones. For more information and to book, please use the following link: SpaMedica – ‘Funny Looking Eyelids’

9 February 2024

CHEC Fixed Site Festive Opening Hours

Please use the following link to access CHEC fixed site festive opening hours:  Festive opening hours Dorset  

11 December 2023

SpaMedica – OCT Interpretation 3 PT CPD Event – 16 November 2023

On 16th November 2023, SpaMedica will be holding a 3 point OCT CPD event at Southampton and Poole. The opportunity is available to Optoms and DOs. There are limited spaces, so if you would like to book a place, please use the link that follows, as soon as possible. OCT Interpretation CPD Event -SpaMedica To …

27 October 2023

LOCSU Latest News

OFNC – Derisory GOS Fee Imposed by DHSC

Government has today announced that it has decided to impose another real-terms cut to the NHS sight test fee.

26 March 2024

OFNC Update on GOS Fees 2024/25

Many contractors have been asking for news about fees and grants. 

5 March 2024

Free Tier 1 Oliver McGowan Training for Optical Staff

The Health and Social Care Act 2022 has made it a requirement of all CQC regulated health and care providers that all their staff receive mandatory learning disability and autism awareness training by people with lived experience.

29 February 2024

RNIB Introduces Ground-Breaking Framework for Low Vision Care

The RNIB is launching the development of a landmark set of guidelines and framework to help low vision clinics.

28 February 2024

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