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 readings pathway.”

“The Direct Cataract referral pathway”

“A number of postop cataract pathways”

“The CUES referral pathway” recently converted to a “CUES / MECS pathway”

“Glaucoma enhanced case finding 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 CPD

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.

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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

FOC for LOCs Funding LOCSU Through the Levy

LOCSU is hosting the inaugural Chair Conference On Monday 10 June from 10am – 4pm at The Wesley London Euston.

20 May 2024

Updated GOC CPD Exceptions Policy

The GOC have today released the updated the CPD exceptions policy, which can be read here. This policy sets out the principles the Registrar will apply in deciding whether a registrant can remain on the register without having met the CPD requirements, to ensure decisions are made in a fair and consistent manner. It also … Continue reading “Updated GOC CPD Exceptions Policy”

17 May 2024

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