East Sussex LOC Latest News

NHS England South East Information

NHS England have produced a useful page of information and links which you can access here:

2 August 2021

Wet AMD Referral form for Sussex Eye Hospital

Please click here for a copy of a WET AMD referral form for Sussex Eye Hospital.

13 July 2021

Scope Webinar

Please find details of an upcoming webinar run by Scope – ‘The Mystery of the Dystrophies: A Corneal Prospective’ which will take place on Tuesday 8th June 7-8pm. Scope Webinar

7 June 2021

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

11 February 2021

New vaccination information

We have been made aware of some updated information with regards to vaccines available for local optometry staff. Please click on the link below: Sussex Covid-19 Vaccination Programme

29 January 2021


The East Sussex LOC would like to invite all members to attend its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 17th March 2021, starting at 7pm. For more information, please click on the link below. This year, there are 7 places up for election on the East Sussex Local Optical Committee. If you have an interest in …

27 January 2021

New vaccination links

We have updated the links for booking vaccinations. Please click here

21 January 2021

Vaccinations for health workers

The LOC have not received any official notification from NHSE South East or any of the optical bodies with regards to Covid-19 vaccine to local optometry staff. It has, however, come to our attention that there is a link being circulated which optometry staff can use to book their Covid-19 vaccine. Details can be found …

14 January 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

Fresh New Look Planned for NOC in 2022

Work is underway for a new look NOC in the Spring of 2022.

11 October 2021

Afghan relocation and resettlement schemes – additional guidance for optometry practices

Individuals and families arriving in the UK under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) scheme or Afghan citizens’ resettlement scheme (ACRS) will be entitled to free NHS care.

8 October 2021

Influenza Vaccine Funding for Primary Eyecare Announced

NHS England and NHS Improvement have made new funding available for influenza vaccines for patient-facing NHS general ophthalmic contractors and their frontline staff.

30 September 2021

Find out about upcoming events

Find out about upcoming events