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

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear LOC Latest News

Have your say! Call for evidence on the Opticians Act – could lead to big changes.

The GOC’s call for evidence on the Opticians Act could eventually result in some of the most significant changes to regulations for the optical sector in years. https://www.aop.org.uk/our-voice/policy/gocs-call-for-evidence-on-the-opticians-act/faqs-for-members-on-the-gocs-call-for-evidence-on-the-opticians-act

13 May 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

Applying, varying or terminating GOS contracts in NTW

Practices wishing to apply, vary, or terminate their GOS contract in the NTW area are requested to follow the process outlined in this NEY Briefing document (NTW membership required to view).

9 May 2022

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LOCSU Latest News

Minimising Sight Loss: Overcoming the Obstacles Event

This is an online event on 1st July 2022, held by NHS England and NHS Improvement eye care pathways improvement programme, the National Eye Care Recovery and Transformation Programme (NECRTP).

13 May 2022

Now Recruiting – Chief Executive, LOCSU

Circa £95,000 pa. London, EC1 (with potential for flexible working).

11 May 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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