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Walsall LOC

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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

EeRS Update for Go-Live

Walsall Wave-1 practices went live on 17th April 2024, Wave-2 was live on 1st May 2024 and all other Walsall practices will be live in Wave-3 on the 15th May 2024. For more information see EeRS referrals.

9 May 2024

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

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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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Our next meeting:
June 27th 2024


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