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Northumberland Tyne and Wear Local Optical Committee

The Northumberland, Tyne & Wear LOC is the official organisation representing 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.

Our website aims 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 is provisionally planned for Tuesday the 8th of March 2022. This will be a virtual meeting.

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear LOC Latest News

The GOC call for evidence – our response

The NTW LOC response to the GOC call for evidence which closed on the 18th of July can be viewed here. Thank you to all members who contributed to our response. NTW LOC response to the GOC call for evidence

22 July 2022

Newcastle Eye Department – Specialist Optometrist position

Closing date 31st July. https://beta.jobs.nhs.uk/candidate/jobadvert/C9317-22-6021

9 July 2022

Making Accurate Claims 2022 (GOS)

Available from the AOP in conjunction with ABDO https://www.aop.org.uk/advice-and-support/regulation/england/making-accurate-claims Also Vouchers values can be found Voucher values: England

13 May 2022

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LOCSU Latest News

Booking Opens for LOCSU’s National Optical Conference 2022

Booking has now opened for this year’s LOCSU National Optical Conference (NOC) in Leeds 10-12 October.

27 July 2022

LOCSU Launches LOC Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Survey

LOCSU is working with Local Optical Committees to assist them in using equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) across their committees and as part of their decision-making processes.

27 July 2022

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Our next meeting

Our next meeting is provisionally planned for Tuesday the 8th of March 2022. This will be a virtual meeting.

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