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West Sussex Local Optical Committee

West Sussex LOC

West Sussex LOC is the official organisation representing optometrists, dispensing opticians and optical practices working in West Sussex.

Through this website we aim to provide eye care practitioners, other health care professionals and the public with information on all aspects of eye care provision available within all regions of West Sussex.

West Sussex LOC exists to:

  • Liaise with local NHS commissioners and other organisation
  • Collate and disseminate information and correspondence on mandatory procedures, best practice and bench marking to the profession
  • Provide continued educational training and promote excellence through training for eye care professionals in our area
  • Promote and develop the role of optometry and dispensing optics within the community
  • Develop partnerships in shared care with the CCG and neighbouring LOCs

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West Sussex LOC Latest News

2024 Coastal West Sussex Referral Guide

18/03/2024 – The Ophthalmology What to do and When document has been updated with new email addresses and can be found here. Coastal West Sussex CCG (CWS CCG), Western Sussex Hospitals Trust (WSHFT) and the West Sussex Local Optical Committee (LOC) have been working together to update the Ophthalmology What to do When referral guidelines …

18 March 2024

Welcome to the new website for WSLOC!

Welcome to our new website, we hope that you find the information and resources on within the site helpful. Please contact us via email if you have any suggestions or information you’d like us to consider. You can reach our administrator via email address

4 November 2021

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LOCSU Latest News

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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