Practices in Tees Valley CCG Vaccination Information

14 January 2021

For Darlington area practices who operate with in Tees Vallety CCG, we have had confirmation vaccination is being rolled out for patient facing staff.

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Durham LOC Latest News

New email address for Wet AMD referrals to SEI

Please note there is a new form and email address for Wet AMD referrals to SEI. Please see the members area for details. Thanks.

31 January 2021

Vaccination News!

If you are a practice in County Durham or Darlington, vaccination appointments are available this weekend for patient facing staff. Please see your emails for further information. Appointments are to be booked online by the staff member themselves and include bookings for the first and second dose.

22 January 2021

Vaccination information for Darlington Practices

Darlington practices now fall under Tees Valley CCG and we are awaiting information for this area.  We are advising that all practices start to compile a list of patient facing staff who want the vaccine, so details can’t be sent quickly once the vaccine is available. More information has been sent via email – please …

7 January 2021

COVID vaccinations

County Durham CCG have requested any patient-facing staff in optical practices register their interest to receive an invitation for vaccination, when it may become available. You will have already been sent the information required to do this if you are signed up to our mailing list. Please click on the link on our home page …

4 January 2021

Reminder for DMH Urgent Eye Referrals

The DMH Urgent Eye Clinic operates an appointment system with no direct access for walk-ins and is open as follows: Monday-Friday 0830-1930 Weekends and Bank Holidays 0900-1300 If a patient requires emergency same day referral following a sight test or MECATS attendance, please ring the doctor on call or the switchboard for advice – the …

16 December 2020


As part of the NOC 2020, Durham LOC was proud to be featured in the #YourLOC campaign, raising awareness of the work of the LOC within the Optical community. If you are a local practitioner and want to know more, or be involved with Durham LOC, please contact us!

6 December 2020

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

PPE in Optical Practice

A reminder of PPE requirements in Optical Practice: Please see the members area for a letter from NHS England with learnings from hospital outbreaks for COVID-19.

13 November 2020

LOCSU Latest news

Benevolent fund offers support

Covid is making life difficult for most people but for optometrists whose work patterns have been significantly affected, it might be having devastating effects on your ability to support yourself and your family.

25 February 2021

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