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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:

LOC meeting 17/11/2021 7.45pm via Zoom

Zoom link to be emailed to the mailing list near the time.

Please make sure that we have your up-to-date email!

North and North East Lincolnshire LOC Latest News

Optical staff flu vaccine information 2021

Please download the PDF below for this years Flu vaccine information. All frontline Optical staff will have the flu vaccine funded by the NHS this year.     vaccination of frontline pc health care workers and available funding

30 September 2021

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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Case Study: Implementation of a Postoperative-Cataract Service in Conjunction With Wakefield LOC

LOCSU has produced a case study looking at one of the first trusts to implement a Postoperative cataract service.

14 October 2021

Fresh New Look Planned for NOC in 2022

Work is underway for a new look NOC in the Spring of 2022.

11 October 2021

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Our next meeting:

LOC meeting 17/11/2021 7.45pm via Zoom

Zoom link to be emailed to the mailing list near the time.

Please make sure that we have your up-to-date email!

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