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

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

PCSE webinars

A reminder that there are two webinars coming up re ophthalmic payments: Thursday 14th January 2021 – Tuesday 19th January 2021-

14 January 2021

Papilloedema Webinar – 20th January 2021

Please find a link to details about a CET Webinar being held on 20th January on papilloedema. South East Flyer Brain Tumour Soceity CET 20th January 7pm

22 December 2020

Post-op Cataract Examinations

Please see advice for those offering post-op cataract examinations in East Sussex – Post_Cataract_Letter_1120

3 December 2020

LOCSU Latest News

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

LOCSU Supports College of Optometrists Latest Focus on Life Campaign

In October 2020, the college of optometrists launched the first part of their Focus on Life Campaign.

28 April 2021

PCSE Online Business Continuity Guidance for Ophthalmic Contractors

The PCSE holds an Online Business Continuity Guidance for Ophthalmic Contractors which can be accessed from their website.

27 April 2021

Find out about upcoming events

Find out about upcoming events