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 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 committee meeting held virtually on 17th October 2023 at 7:00pm.

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear LOC Latest News

Three brands of carbomer eye gel recalled

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ this article in Optometry Today

26 November 2023

Levy to support the LOC work on behalf of Optometry Practices

PCSE has sorted the payment issues between themselves NTW LOC. This may be reflected in recent Practice payment summaries. All Practices have ONLY been paying the LOCSU element of the levy since NTW LOC voted to drop our contribution to 0% to help practice through the pandemic. This was discussed at the AGM in July …

22 November 2023

Free virtual CPD – Tuesday 28th November 2023

Glaucoma and the Ocular Surface 18:30 – 20:30 Register HERE Effects of Preservatives Past Present and Future with Professor David Broadway Management of the Ocular Surface Disease in Glaucoma with Mr Andrew Tatham When a Patient Can’t Have SLT with Professor Gus Gazzard Q&A

21 November 2023

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LOCSU Latest News

#YourLOC Campaign – Get Involved!

Do you want to help expand primary eyecare? Have your voice heard on issues that matter?

29 November 2023

LOC Listening Exercise, 2023-24

LOCSU has launched a listening exercise that aims to hear from as many LOC members and contractors as possible.

23 November 2023

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Our next meeting

Our next committee meeting held virtually on 17th October 2023 at 7:00pm.


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