Durham LOC Latest News

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

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

LOCSU Latest News

Treasurer sessions help share ideas

Three virtual sessions have been held for LOC treasurers to enable networking and share ideas.

29 July 2021

LOCSU’s Interim Clinical Director is named Vice Chair of the CCEHC

LOCSU’s interim clinical director Zoe Richmond has been elected as the new vice chair of the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC) following a vote by the members of the Clinical Council.

27 July 2021

GOS contract management functions to move to Integrated Care Boards from April 2022

NHS England has confirmed to the OFNC that General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) will remain a national contract with terms, fees and grants continuing to be negotiated nationally.

23 July 2021

COVID-19 Guidance for Primary Eye Care Services in England

Following the publication of England’s COVID-19 summer 2021 and the Prime Minister’s follow-up statement on 12 July, the government has stated that health and care settings in England should continue to maintain appropriate infection prevention and control (IPC) measures.

13 July 2021

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