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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 22 May 2024

Leicestershire and Rutland LOC Latest News

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

EeRS

The Electronic Eyecare Referral Service (EeRS) has been awarded to MonMedical and the system name is Cinapsis. The LOC will be working closely with the ICS, MonMedical and other stakeholders to ensure a smooth rollout of the new system and software.  As soon as we have news of the rollout in Leicestershire and Rutland, we …

20 February 2023

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FOC for LOCs Funding LOCSU Through the Levy

LOCSU is hosting the inaugural Chair Conference On Monday 10 June from 10am – 4pm at The Wesley London Euston.

20 May 2024

Updated GOC CPD Exceptions Policy

The GOC have today released the updated the CPD exceptions policy, which can be read here. This policy sets out the principles the Registrar will apply in deciding whether a registrant can remain on the register without having met the CPD requirements, to ensure decisions are made in a fair and consistent manner. It also … Continue reading “Updated GOC CPD Exceptions Policy”

17 May 2024

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Our next meeting:

Wednesday 22 May 2024

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