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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:

Tuesday 13 Sep 2022

Leicestershire and Rutland LOC Latest News

GOS Contract Applications, Variations and Terminations

The NHS Business Services Authority (BSA) will be overseeing all contract management from 4 Jan 2022.  See attached guidance.

20 December 2021

CET claim deadline 31 Oct 2021

The 2021 CET Claims window will close at midnight on 31 October. Over 6,000 CET claims have been submitted already via the quick and easy process on PCSE Online: Performer logs into PCSE online and creates and signs their CET claim Contractor signatory logs in and signs and submits the Performer’s CET claim Should you need …

18 October 2021

UHL newsletter Autumn 2021

UHL newsletter issue 1 autumn 2021

13 October 2021

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LOCSU Latest News

Details of Next LOC Induction Course Revealed

The Facilitated Induction programme is hosted using our Thinkific online platform and begins on Monday 12 September.

30 June 2022

Meet The Team: Nizz Sabir, Optical Lead

“Optometry became appealing after a visit with my mother to have her routine eye test at a local Optical practice”.

29 June 2022

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Our next meeting:

Tuesday 13 Sep 2022

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