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Staffordshire LOC is a statutory NHS body, representing all local optometrists and dispensing opticians who provide services through the General Ophthalmic Services (GOS), encouraging them to maintain and further improve the high standards of eye care provided for the people of Staffordshire...
What does the LOC do?
The LOC represents the interests of its optometrists and dispensing opticians and acts as local interface with the NHS, and all other health related organisations and providers who wish to deal collectively with its members...
Currently the LOC:
i) Informs, advises and negotiates with the 6 CCG's and the NHS Staffordshire and Shropshire Local Area Team
ii) Is represented at the Local Health Economy Ophthalmology (LHE) Group by LOC Chair Stewart Townsend and Vice Chair - Irfan Razvi
iii) One of the LOC's officers (Shelley Stubbs) serves as Chair of the Local Eye Health Network (LEHN)
iv) Has been developing community eye care schemes across the 6 CCG's
v) Is represented on the board of LOCSU. Stewart Townsend is LOC Representative for Midlands & East region and Mike Cody is ABDO representative
vi) Provides training and assessment for all clinicians. LOC officer Mark McCracken is a trained and accredited LOCSU Lead Assessor and three committee members are working towards attainment of peer facilitator accreditation
vii) Is represented on the Staffordshire Diabetic Eye Screening Board by LOC officer Ian Meadows
Can I attend meetings of the LOC?
All optometrists, dispensing opticians and pre-reg students working in Staffordshire are welcome to attend LOC meetings as observers...