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Welcome to the website of Walsall Local Optometric Committee. We are the organisation representing General Ophthalmic Service(GOS) contract holders and optometrists and dispensing opticians performing GOS in Walsall, and we liaise with local NHS bodies on matters relating to eye-care.

Our next meeting:
June 27th 2024

Walsall LOC Latest News

Recall of AACARB Eye Gel, AACOMER Eye Gel and Puroptics Eye Gel

Dear All, The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have updated the guidance from December 2023 regarding the possible risk of infection from AACARB Eye Gel, AACOMER Eye Gel and PUROPTICS Eye Gel. Please find the updated link to MHRA guidance HERE. As of 21st March 2024, the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and the …

11 April 2024

Cataract Waiting Times – March 2024

For the latest cataract waiting times, across the Black Country and Birmingham, visit: Heart of West Midlands Cataract Waiting Times

1 March 2024

Birmingham, Solihull & Black Country Workforce Development Training Grants – Applications: Spring 2024

Dear Walsall Performers and Contractors, The window is now open for the Spring 24 Workforce Development Training Grants Applications. The grant covers part of the cost of a Higher Qualification course. The Grants Form is now live and open, it can be found at: Spring 2024 Grant Application Form. Information on how to apply is attached below: Grant Offers …

11 February 2024

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OFNC – Derisory GOS Fee Imposed by DHSC

Government has today announced that it has decided to impose another real-terms cut to the NHS sight test fee.

26 March 2024

OFNC Update on GOS Fees 2024/25

Many contractors have been asking for news about fees and grants. 

5 March 2024

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Our next meeting:
June 27th 2024


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