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Practices in Tees Valley CCG Vaccination Information

For Darlington area practices who operate with in Tees Vallety CCG, we have had confirmation vaccination is being rolled out for patient facing staff. All information has been sent via our mailing list. Please contact us if you wish to be signed up to receive this information.

14 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

#YourLOC

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

Eyecare is still available in lockdown

It has been confirmed Optical practices can stay open to provide care for our communities during the second lockdown. https://www.aop.org.uk/our-voice/media-centre/press-releases/2020/11/04/association-of-optometrists-confirms-opticians-will-remain-open-during-second-english-lockdown Please contact your local practice if you have any eye problems – as well as providing sight tests, your Optometrist may be able to provide a Minor Eye Conditions service which could enable you to …

5 November 2020

LOCSU Latest News

Locums and non-NHS practices to register for Covid-19 vaccination

Supporting LOC work already under way

15 January 2021

Meet the Board – Charles Bill, LOC representative for the South region

Optometry, Mozart and Dr Frankenstein – meet the man who just can’t sit still

12 January 2021

OFNC Update – Impact of new lockdown on practices in England

GOS contractors are invited to give confidential input on service viability

8 January 2021

Further update on Covid-19 Vaccinations for Optical Practice staff

Programme is expected to gather pace in the coming weeks

8 January 2021

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