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Our next meeting:

The next committee will be on Monday 26th June at 7:30pm.

Hertfordshire LOC Latest News

NOC, Herts Vision Loss, Paper GOS, CPD, RNIB And FODO News

We have 7 items for you today: National Optical Conference (NOC) 2023 LOCSU’s National Optical Conference, otherwise known as the NOC, took place at Wyboston Lakes in Bedfordshire from Monday 13 to Tuesday 14 November. Four members of Herts LOC attended and we all found the event interesting, informative and helpful in supporting you, our practitioners. LOCSU have advised:   “NOC 2023 …

23 November 2023

Referrals, Vaccinations, CPDs, Low Vision, Vacancy, Domi Webinar,FODO News

We have 10 items for you today: Clarification on Referrals for East & North Herts (ENH) Patients Only The earlier communication we sent on behalf of the ICB (14th Oct 2023) regarding Optometrist referrals in the ENH ICS area has caused some confusion as to how to refer patients correctly. Further clarification has been sought, details are as …

23 November 2023

Referral Pathways, GOS Changes, Nystagmus Research, CPD, Herts LOC Award, FODO News

We have 7 items for you today: Ophthalmology Referral Pathways HWE ICB advise: In response to queries from the Local Optical Committee and other providers in the system regarding the referral pathways for routine ophthalmology, Hertfordshire and West Essex ICB is setting out the arrangements for each of three areas in our integrated care system. …

1 November 2023

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LOCSU Latest News

#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:

The next committee will be on Monday 26th June at 7:30pm.


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