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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:

Mon 7 June 2021

Leicestershire and Rutland LOC Latest News

Clinical Waste scheme

For those practices in the scheme, collection of full, yellow Clinical Waste bins and delivery of new bins will begin on 29 March 2021.

26 March 2021

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LOCSU Latest News

New OFNC Chair Confirms Course for the Coming Year

The incoming Chair of the Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee, Gordon Ilett, has thanked outgoing Chair Paul Carroll for the leadership he has provided throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

7 April 2021

Workshops Provide ‘Great Discussion and Feedback’

Last week two packed virtual workshops were held as LOCSU looked at the future of Optometry first urgent eyecare services.

31 March 2021

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Our next meeting:

Mon 7 June 2021

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