Welcome to Durham LOC Website

Durham LOC

Welcome to the website of the Durham Local Optical Committee (LOC). Durham LOC is the official organisation which represents optometrists and dispensing opticians in our area.

The purpose of this website is to provide eye care practitioners, other health care professionals, and the public with information about all aspects of eye care provision available within County Durham and Darlington.

Please contact us if you cannot find the information you need on this site, or have any queries regarding eye care in our area. Thank you.

***The members area is now functional, if you are a practitioner wishing to register, please do so via the link at the top of the page***

Our next meeting is

9th December 2020 6.30pm

Committee meeting via Zoom

Durham LOC Latest News

Week 2 of the NOC

It’s the second week of the National Optical Conference. Some more great sessions are available to join this week including two peer discussion events with CET points applied for. The first is tonight, Monday 30th. Follow the link below to register for this of the second session on Wednesday 2nd. NOC LOCSU/WOPEC Virtual Peer Discussion …

30 November 2020

Are you joining us at the National Optical Conference?

The first session of this year’s virtual NOC is tomorrow – follow the link below to book a place and see what other sessions are available #NOC2020 National Optical Conference

24 November 2020

The National Optical Conference Goes Virtual

Did you know that if you are an Optometrist working as a contractor or performer, you are automatically an LOC member? The NOC starts in a week’s time and this year is a virtual conference, so as a member, you are invited! Click here to see the sessions you can attend and to book a …

16 November 2020

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LOCSU Latest News

Keynote speaker announced for Virtual NOC closing session

Gabrielle Darby, NHSE-I Director of Primary Care Commissioning Transformation will present on Thur 3 Dec

2 December 2020

National Outpatient Transformation Programme calls for LOCs to become super connectors

NOC presentation and recording available now

1 December 2020

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Our next meeting is

9th December 2020 6.30pm

Committee meeting via Zoom


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