Welcome to East Sussex LOC's Website

East Sussex LOC

Welcome to the official website of the East Sussex Local Optical Committee (LOC). The East Sussex LOC is the official organisation that represents optical contractors and performers in East Sussex.

One of the main roles of the East Sussex LOC is to advise the local Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) on matters relating to general ophthalmic services in the area.

The purpose of this site is to provide optometrists, other health care practitioners and the general public with information on locally available eyecare provision.

For West Sussex LOC’s site please click here

Our next meeting

15th November 2023

East Sussex LOC Latest News

Sussex Glaucoma Workforce Survey – please reply by 17/11/23

NHS England has recently commissioned the CLEAR team to deliver a project looking at the Glaucoma pathway across Sussex. This work is part of the latest plans by the NHS to transform eyecare services nationally. Please click here for more details and here to complete a short survey. This will allow us to ascertain the Optometry work force population …

8 November 2023

East Sussex LOC CPD Study Day – 22nd November 2023

We’re pleased to confirm that bookings are now open for the East Sussex LOC CPD Study Day on Wednesday 22nd November in the Donatello’s Lounge, American Express Community Stadium, Village Way, Brighton BN1 9BL. Further details available here.

16 October 2023

REGO Electronic Referral System Registration

You may be aware that Sussex ICB has been piloting an electronic referral platform called REGO into ESHT. This platform allows for all ROUTINE referrals to be sent into the hospital directly without the need to send to the GP. This pilot is now complete, and the system is available for you to register to …

14 October 2023

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#YourLOC Campaign – Get Involved!

Do you want to help expand primary eyecare? Have your voice heard on issues that matter?

29 November 2023

LOC Listening Exercise, 2023-24

LOCSU has launched a listening exercise that aims to hear from as many LOC members and contractors as possible.

23 November 2023

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Our next meeting

15th November 2023


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