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.

The members area holds confidential information for practitioners. If you are a local practitioner wishing to register, please do so via the link at the top of the page.

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.

Our next meeting is

Wednesday 15th September 2021

LOC committee meeting via Zoom

Durham LOC Latest News

Committee Meeting Tonight

A reminder it’s our committee meeting tonight and observers are welcome. Contact us if you would like a link to join.

13 July 2021

LOCSU are recruiting Optical Leads

Please see our job vacancies section if you are interested in applying for this role. The closing date is this coming Thursday.

6 June 2021

New Job Vacancies Page

We have added a Job Vacancies page to the website. This will be in the “Professionals” drop down menu, so member access is not needed to see posts. Please contact us if you wish to add a vacancy.

24 May 2021

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LOCSU Latest News

Launch of the Eye Care Hub Website

The national eye care recovery and transformation programme (NECRTP) team has launched a new website, the Eye Care Hub, on NHS Futures.

31 August 2021

Covid 19 – Resumption of Patient Signatures on GOS Forms

The DHSC has informed OFNC that the COVID-19 suspension of the requirement for patient signatures on GOS forms will end on 31 August 2021.

25 August 2021

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Our next meeting is

Wednesday 15th September 2021

LOC committee meeting via Zoom


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