Welcome to the Hertfordshire LOC website

On this website you will find copies of our regular newsletters, referral contact information, helpful links, and lots of other information.

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Our next meeting:

The next Herts LOC meeting will be on Monday 17th June , by Zoom.

Hertfordshire LOC Latest News

Diabetic Screening, PVN Notifications, FODO News

We have 3 items for you today: Diabetic Eye Screening Programme Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust advise: From 1 April 2024 Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust (HCT) will be the lead provider for the Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (DESP) across Hertfordshire and West Essex (HWE). This is an exciting opportunity for the Hertfordshire and West Essex system. …

21 March 2024

Vacancies, PCSE Questions, Non Spoken Languages, RNIB CPD, LOCSU And FODO News

We have 7 items for you today: Vacancy – Eye Care Liaison Officer (ECLO), Chelmsford. RNIB are seeking an Eye Care Liaison Officer (ECLO) to be based at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford and Orsett Hospital. Further details can be found at the bottom of this newsletter.   Vacancy – Part Time Employment and Engagement Officer Support …

21 March 2024

Notifying DVLA, Vacancy, CPD, Invite To Herts LOC AGM, FODO News

We have 5 items for you today: Informing DVLA of a Px not meeting the required standard and Cassie’s law. Practitioners may be unaware of the change in rules last year about us now being allowed to inform DVLA if we are concerned about a patient’s ability to drive safely. The GOC have provided a helpful flowchart about this HERE with further information from …

21 March 2024

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LOCSU Latest News

OFNC – Derisory GOS Fee Imposed by DHSC

Government has today announced that it has decided to impose another real-terms cut to the NHS sight test fee.

26 March 2024

OFNC Update on GOS Fees 2024/25

Many contractors have been asking for news about fees and grants. 

5 March 2024

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Our next meeting:

The next Herts LOC meeting will be on Monday 17th June , by Zoom.


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