Welcome to Sefton LOC website

Sefton LOC

Sefton Local Optical Committee (SLOC) is the official organisation representing the interests of the Optical Profession, particularly Optometrists, dispensing Opticians and optical practices within the Sefton area. Where possible it aims to provides advice and guidance to the profession as well as to Sefton Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG’s), local Hospitals and other primary care providers within the Sefton area.

The LOC has helped to establish various shared care services – Referral pathways within the Sefton area, such as

“The Glaucoma repeat measures Service.”

“The Direct Cataract referral pathway”

“The C.U.E.S referral pathway”

Sefton LOC members meet approximately every  8 – 12 weeks, depending on the prevailing workload, to discuss matters/plans/legislation that affect Optometry on a Local/National level.

Continuing Education and Professional Development

Periodically we will work with neighbouring LOC’s or other organisations to bring you CET

Useful Information for Practitioners and Performers

The LOC aims to try and provide useful information or links to information that may be of benefit to Eye Care Professionals locally or Nationally.

Our next meeting:


Sefton LOC Latest News

Welcome to Sefton LOC’s new website

Welcome to  Sefton LOC’s New Online WebSite.

21 April 2021

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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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