Rotherham and Barnsley LOC Latest News

New Rotherham MECS Pathway

Please see details of the new Rotherham MECS pathway via Practitioner Information > Rotherham Referrals

18 June 2022

2022 meeting dates uploaded

Please see next years meeting dates under the “events” tab.

23 December 2021

Practice Specialities

Please see a new section  “Practice Specialities” under “Practitioner Information”. Please email the LOC email if you would like any information added.

31 October 2021

CET Event: Keratoconus

Upcoming CET event: Keratoconus Date: Tuesday  7th September Time: 7.00pm. Registration:  CET (

17 August 2021

PPE to remain the same in Healthcare

There will be no changes made to PPE worn within a healthcare setting with the upcoming changes to COVID19 restrictions.

18 July 2021

New Temporary ECLO at Rotherham Hospital

As some of you may know Martin Bryne has left his post as Rotherham ECLO. Sian Hughes has been temporary assigned the role. See ECLO information page for contact details.

18 July 2021

Rotherham MECS to end on 31st March 2021

Unfortunately, the MECS scheme in Rotherham will come to an end on 31st March 2021.  Further information to follow.

6 March 2021

New Rotherham Ophthalmology Emergency Number

Please use the following number for  all EMERGENCY Ophthalmic concerns:  07514621998 for Rotherham HES between clinic hours of 08.30- 17.30. Outside of these hours, please use the on-call Ophthalmologist via switchboard. This is in use from the 3rd March 2021. Please do not give this out to patients or GPs, it is for Optometry use only. For …

6 March 2021

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

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

LOCSU Produces Film To Guide LOCs Through Recent NHS Reforms

LOCSU has produced a short video that looks at what the NHS reforms will mean for Local Optical Committees (LOCs).

25 July 2022

LOCSU’s Response to the GOC’s Call for Evidence on the Opticians Act

LOCSU has submitted its response to the General Optical Council (GOC) on proposed changes to the Opticians Act.

20 July 2022