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North and North East Lincolnshire LOC

North & North East Lincolnshire Local Optometric Committee (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 area.

The Committee is responsible to the Area Team of NHS England. It also interacts with the clinical commissioning groups within North and North East Lincolnshire.

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 carried out (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:

AGM

Thursday 1st July @7.30pm

To be held via zoom, please see ‘Events’ page to register.

North and North East Lincolnshire LOC Latest News

Local CET

Dear Performers and Contractors, Our LOC is working with East Yorks LOC, the Hull and North Lincolnshire and Goole Trusts. As a collaboration across our Integrated Care System (ICS). We are wanting to provide FREE CET to all in our area in relation to Optometry and Ophthalmology. I would be grateful if you could let …

17 June 2021

Is This Case for OCCS or GOC?

We would like to invite you to the North and North East Lincolnshire LOC event on Thursday 14th May 2020. In this interactive peer group discussion, Richard Edwards, Clinical Consultant to the OCCS, will guide delegates through a number of case scenarios relative to the OCCS workload and also aligned to the GOC practice standards …

1 May 2020

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LOCSU Latest News

Treasurer sessions help share ideas

Three virtual sessions have been held for LOC treasurers to enable networking and share ideas.

29 July 2021

LOCSU’s Interim Clinical Director is named Vice Chair of the CCEHC

LOCSU’s interim clinical director Zoe Richmond has been elected as the new vice chair of the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC) following a vote by the members of the Clinical Council.

27 July 2021

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Our next meeting:

AGM

Thursday 1st July @7.30pm

To be held via zoom, please see ‘Events’ page to register.

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