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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:

29 March 2021

Leicestershire and Rutland LOC Latest News

Clinical Waste scheme

Collection of full, yellow Clinical Waste bins and delivery of new bins is being scheduled for March 2021.  If you wish to join our Clinical Waste scheme, please contact the Secretary before the end of February 2021.

24 February 2021

AGM 29 March 2021

Our next AGM has been arranged for Monday 29 March 2021 at 7pm.  This will be a virtual AGM and the link will be circulated via email shortly before the date. The next election of the L&R Committee will now be held in early 2022.

4 February 2021

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Benevolent fund offers support

Covid is making life difficult for most people but for optometrists whose work patterns have been significantly affected, it might be having devastating effects on your ability to support yourself and your family.

25 February 2021

Glaucoma UK statistics highlight severe COVID-19 impact on eye health services

In a collaborative project with Wilmington Healthcare, Glaucoma UK compared figures from 2019 with those from 2020, to determine the reduction in patient care due to the coronavirus pandemic.

25 February 2021

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Our next meeting:

29 March 2021

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