Staffordshire Local Optical Committee at Staffordshire Local Optical Committee


Your LOC


Welcome to our website.

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:

1) Informs, advises and negotiates with the Integrated Care Board (ICB) and the NHS Staffordshire and Shropshire Local Area Team

2) Has been developing community eye care schemes across the Integrated Care Board.

3) Provides training and assessment for all clinicians.  LOC officer Mark McCracken is an accredited LOCSU Lead Assessor.


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... 




What's happening locally and nationally
Primary Eyecare Finance Update March 2024
Click here to read a letter from Primary Eyecare Services regarding the New Payment Process
Irfan Razvi standing in College Elections 7 February 2024
Voting has opened for the College of Optometrists Council Election 2024. A ballot is being
held in the West Midlands region, and those of you who are College members, and whose
main correspondence address is in this region, are eligible to vote.
Among the candidates standing for election is our own IRFAN RAZVI, Chair of Staffordshire
Local Optical Committee for the last four and a half years.
Staffordshire LOC AGM - Monday 3rd July 2023
Staffordshire LOC's 2023 AGM takes place at Aston Marina in Stone, on 3rd July 2022 at 6.30pm.


Other online resources for professionals and public


Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO)

Association of Optometrists (AOP)

College of Optometrists  

Diabetes UK

Eyecare Trust

Federation of Opthalmic and Dispensing Opticians (FODO) 

International Glaucoma Asssociation  


Macula Society

NICE Clinical Guideline on Glaucoma (quick reference guide)

NHS England

Optical Consumer Complaints Service 

Quality in Optometry

Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) 

Primary Eyecare Services (PES)


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