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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.

Our next meeting

19th May 2021

East Sussex LOC Latest News

MECS and CUES Workshops

During Spring 2020 LOCSU worked with NHS England and colleagues from the CCEHC to develop and promote the COVID-19 Urgent eyecare service (CUES) pathway, receiving clinical endorsement from the College of Optometrists and Royal College of Ophthalmologists.  When first published, CUES was promoted as a response to the pandemic; to help ensure timely access to …

12 March 2021

Issues with PCSE Online

Please find a letter from PCSE re intermittent issues… Dear colleague, I’m writing to provide you with an update on the intermittent issues that ophthalmic users have been experiencing when using PCSE Online. First and foremost, I’d like to say sorry for the inconvenience that this may have caused practice teams. I would like to …

12 March 2021

Ordering Lateral Flow Tests

This is a reminder to those contractors who have not yet placed an order for Covid-19 lateral flow antigen self-testing kits: Ordering your Covid-19 lateral flow antigen self-testing kits – Primary Care Support England If you have any queries, we would refer you to email england.covid-lfd@nhs.net

11 February 2021

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Help When It’s Needed Most

Optics has been through a turbulent time over the last year.

7 May 2021

PCSE – Rejected Paper Forms

NHS England and PCSE have reached an agreement to make upfront payments to those who have experienced significant numbers of rejections of the new paper GOS forms. 

30 April 2021

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Our next meeting

19th May 2021

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