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 General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) providing 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 17th April 2024 6.45pm

Committee meeting via Zoom

Durham LOC Latest News

Notice of Durham LOC AGM

Notification of Annual General Meeting The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Durham LOC will be held on Wednesday 15th May 2024 at Ramside Hall Hotel (Durham) at 6.00pm. In addition to the AGM, we will be providing CPD via peer review. The Agenda for the AGM, Chair’s report, Treasurer’s report and registration details will follow …

28 March 2024

Information on Glaucoma Referrals

We have been contacted by the ICB regarding missing information from referrals for suspected glaucoma.   Please make sure your referrals include relevant information, specifically:   1. If the patient has a family history of glaucoma, please record this on the referral letter. 2. If the patient has been referred previously querying glaucoma, please record …

7 March 2024

Important Statement Regarding EeRS

Please see the following statement from Durham LOC regarding the proposed rollout of an Electronic Referral System (EeRS) in our area. We urge all Optometrists to read this statement in full before proceeding to sign up to EeRS. Thank you. Durham LOC statement on electronic referral system

28 February 2024

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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

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Our next meeting is

Wednesday 17th April 2024 6.45pm

Committee meeting via Zoom


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