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17 May 2021

Thanks to Sight and Sound Technology for a great CET section at our AGM last week. It was informative and interesting to see all the new technologies available for sight impaired people.

The date for our next committee meeting has been set and we also hope to hold a further CET event later in the year.

Durham LOC Latest News

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

AGM and CET Webinar Link

Please click on the link below to register for our AGM and CET event on Wednesday 12th May. 1 CET point is available via a webinar being delivered by Sight and Sound Technology regarding technology for visually impaired people. There will be an update from LOSCU, as well as the usual update from the past …

6 May 2021

AGM and CET event

Our AGM is scheduled for Wednesday 12th May and will feature an update from LOCSU and a webinar on “Assistive Technology” (CET points applied for). You will have received a copy of the nomination form to apply to join the committee if you are on our mailing list. A full agenda and reports for the …

29 April 2021

New Version of See Ability Leaflet

Please see the Patients Area for a new version of the See Ability “People with Learning Disabilities” leaflet. This contains up to date information on the practices linked with this scheme, and details of how the scheme works.

14 April 2021

All Services Stopped on Optomanager

As of today, all services have ceased on Optomanager. No episodes should be inputted on to this platform. For any Children’s Pathway, PwLD or Low Vision please keep paper records for now and we will update you once these services are live on Opera.

9 April 2021

GRR Service is Live on Opera

Please start inputting your GRR episodes via the Opera platform.

2 April 2021

GRR Service Update

Please be aware that these episodes should no longer be inputted on Optomanager. This service is moving to Opera, but has been delayed, so for now PES are advising a manual record of any relevant episodes are kept and inputted once the Opera service is live. There is a virtual drop in session tomorrow evening …

23 March 2021

Routine Referrals

Durham CCG have asked the LOC to remind optical practices that all routine onward referral requests to hospital eye services should continue to be arranged by the patient’s registered GP practice. Routine referrals should go to the GP, not directly to a hospital. If you are doing a cataract referral within OPERA the referral automatically …

19 March 2021

CDDFT Fail Safe Contact Information

Please see the “Referrals” page in the Professional section for a link to recently communicated fail safe information for referrals to CDDFT.

16 March 2021

LOCSU Latest news

LOCSU Looks for Optical Leads

Opportunities have arisen for highly skilled people to join the team of Optical Leads supporting Local Optical Committees (LOCs) across a range of projects and activities.

28 May 2021

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