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Welcome to the Northumberland, Tyne and Wear LOC website

Northumberland Tyne and Wear Local Optical Committee

The Northumberland, Tyne & Wear LOC is the official organisation that represents optometrists and opticians in our area. It was formed in January 2015 by the amalgamation of North of Tyne and South Tyne & Wear LOCs. The main role of the LOC is to work with local NHS commissioners to make community eye care services accessible to patients and cost-effective for the NHS.

The objective of this website, launched on 6/6/2020, is to provide eye care practitioners, other health care professionals and the public with information about all aspects of eye care provision available within Northumberland, Tyneside and Sunderland.

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Our next meeting

Our next meeting will be in October, dates will follow shortly once confirmed.

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear LOC Latest News

Control the risk of covid spreading between staff members

  Reinforce messages that social distancing and mask wearing are practices equally essential away from the immediate clinical area   Remind staff in both non-clinical and clinical areas of the importance of hand hygiene, particularly before and after changing or touching masks   Assess whether face to face training is necessary, and if so, ensure …

19 October 2020

New Exercise Website Launched North of Tyne

HowFit encourages users of any ability, from chair based to fairly fit, to undertake a plan of simple exercises that can be carried out at home without the need for any special equipment. The programme has been created by local Consultant Physician, Dr Steve Parry, in partnership with NHS North Tyneside Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) …

19 October 2020

NHS Track and Trace APP

This information has been taken from a document sent to Contractors 13/10/20 We encourage healthcare workers to download the NHS Covid-19 app to help the fight against coronavirus We recommend that healthcare workers use the ‘pause’ contact tracing function on the app when they are in healthcare buildings including, hospitals and GP surgeries Healthcare workers …

19 October 2020

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Regional Forums gather momentum

LOCs and NHSE welcome collaborative approach

19 October 2020

LOC Induction Course extends use of remote learning technology

Live webinar complements new Thinkific training platform

6 October 2020

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Our next meeting

Our next meeting will be in October, dates will follow shortly once confirmed.

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