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Welcome to Leicestershire and Rutland LOC

Leicestershire & Rutland Local Optometric Committee

Leicestershire & Rutland Local Optometric Committee (L&R LOC) is the statutory NHS body which represents the providers and performers of General Ophthalmic Services (GOS), as well as other local optometric services, in the Leicestershire and Rutland area.

The Committee is responsible to the Leicestershire and Lincolnshire Area Team of NHS England. It also interacts with the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) within Leicestershire and Rutland.

GOS (known commonly as NHS sight testing) is provided by contractors (normally high street practices and domiciliary companies). Contracts can be held by optometrists, ophthalmic medical practitioners, dispensing opticians, lay persons or companies. Sight tests are usually performed by optometrists, who must be registered with the General Optical Council and be on the Ophthalmic Performers List administered by an Area Team on behalf of NHS England.

Our next meeting:

Wednesday 4 September 2024

Leicestershire and Rutland LOC Latest News

ICB newsletter June 24

ICB newsletter for Optometrists June 24

3 June 2024

New Dry Eye Guidance

The ICB have issued new guidance for Dry Eye.

10 February 2024

EeRS rollout

The attached document explains what is required for the rollout of the Electronic Eye Referral Service in LLR.

8 August 2023

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LOCSU Latest News

Save the Date: Regional Optical Conferences Are Coming to You!

This November, LOCSU is going on the road again with seven Regional Optical Conferences.

15 July 2024

GOC’s Business Registrant Survey 2024

The GOC recently carried out a survey to understand more about the businesses it regulates and the issues they face.

1 July 2024

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Our next meeting:

Wednesday 4 September 2024

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