NHSmail Data Protection Security Toolkit (DPST) Update

21 September 2021

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 for how to get going and an opportunity to ask questions.

The webinars will take place on the following dates:

· Thursday 21 October 21, 17:30-18:15

· Wednesday 3 November 21, 17:30-18:15

To register, email stating your name, job role, company and the webinar you would like to attend. A Microsoft Teams invite will follow.

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

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

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

Great AGM!

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 …

17 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

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

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