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 1st December 2021, 6.45pm

LOC committee meeting via Zoom

Durham LOC Latest News

Walk in clinics – COVID 19 booster for eligible health and social care staff

There is an opportunity to get a Covid 19 booster at a walk in clinic over the next couple of days:  7th and 8th October 14.30-18.00 – Palace Green, Durham DH1 3RN   Eligible Optical team members can access a COVID 19 booster at walk in clinics in a marquee on Palace Green, Durham City. DH1 3RN between 14.30 …

7 October 2021

NHSmail Data Protection Security Toolkit (DPST) Update

If you applied for an NHSmail account during Covid19 and have not yet completed the DPST, please see the following: NHSX, NHS Digital and NHSEI are holding webinars to help contractors in the completion of the DSPT. Presented by John Hodson, Senior Information Assurance at NHS Digital, the webinars will feature a short demo, tips …

21 September 2021

Missing Referral Details

The LOC has been contacted regarding a number of referrals that are being sent to GP practices without the Optometry practice name and address. There seems to be a particular issue where a GOS18 type form is being used. If you are sending the referral electronically, please ensure the referral document itself includes your practice …

21 September 2021

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LOCSU Latest News

Case Study: Implementation of a Postoperative-Cataract Service in Conjunction With Wakefield LOC

LOCSU has produced a case study looking at one of the first trusts to implement a Postoperative cataract service.

14 October 2021

Fresh New Look Planned for NOC in 2022

Work is underway for a new look NOC in the Spring of 2022.

11 October 2021

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Our next meeting is

Wednesday 1st December 2021, 6.45pm

LOC committee meeting via Zoom


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