Rotherham and Barnsley LOC Latest News

COVID Vaccine for Locums

Locums, please register for the vaccine via the following link, if you have not already done so through other routes: 

16 January 2021

Primary care lateral flow testing SOP available

Primary care lateral flow testing SOP.

13 January 2021

Opera replaces Optomanager for MECS

The new IT platform Opera has now replaced Optomanager for MECS assessments. Please get in touch at if you need any help with the change-over.

13 January 2021

Lateral Flow Tests for Optical Staff

Please order tests for practices through the PCSE portal.

13 January 2021

Vaccine for Health workers

All optical practice staff are a priority group for the COVID19 vaccine. Click here for letter update on vaccine from NHS England Click here for LOCSU’s update on the vaccine 

13 January 2021

Post Payment Verification (PPV) pilot now been completed

NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) has been undertaking a Post Payment Verification (PPV) pilot and has now been completed.  This process is ready to be rolled out nationally and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw is the next NHS Regional area to be enrolled in the process.  

8 July 2020

LOCSU Latest News

Locums and non-NHS practices to register for Covid-19 vaccination

Supporting LOC work already under way

15 January 2021

Meet the Board – Charles Bill, LOC representative for the South region

Optometry, Mozart and Dr Frankenstein – meet the man who just can’t sit still

12 January 2021

OFNC Update – Impact of new lockdown on practices in England

GOS contractors are invited to give confidential input on service viability

8 January 2021

Further update on Covid-19 Vaccinations for Optical Practice staff

Programme is expected to gather pace in the coming weeks

8 January 2021