Staffordshire Local Optical Committee at Staffordshire Local Optical Committee

ABOUT US

Your LOC

Welcome!

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 6 CCG's and the NHS Staffordshire and Shropshire Local Area Team

2) Has been developing community eye care schemes across the 6 CCG's

3) Is represented on the board of LOCSU.  Mike Cody is ABDO representative

4) Provides training and assessment for all clinicians.  LOC officer Mark McCracken and Training Sub-group lead Judy Lea are both trained and accredited LOCSU Lead Assessors and three committee members  are working towards attainment of peer facilitator accreditation

5) 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... 

 

 

NEWS

What's happening locally and nationally
Staffordshire LOC COVID-19 Update 1st April 2020
I do hope you are all well. I share your frustrations with the delayed responses and lack of clarity from national bodies as well as professional organisations. The unprecedented experience of living through a pandemic is hard enough without the uncertainty within our profession.
COVID-19 Latest Update OFNC re: Practice Opening 24th March 2020
Please see below to read the latest guidance from OFNC regarding practice Opening.
Coronavirus Advice for Optometrists - The College of Optometrists 23rd March 2020
Please read the link below for updated advice for optometrist regarding the Coronavirus.

USEFUL LINKS

Other online resources for professionals and public

ABDO: http://www.abdo.org.uk/

AOP: http://www.aop.org.uk/

BCLA: http://www.bcla.org.uk/

College of Optometrists: http://www.college-optometrists.org/en/home.cfm

College of Optometrists Clinical Management Guidelines: http://www.college-optometrists.org/en/professional-standards/clinical_management_guidelines/index.cfm

Diabetes UK: http://www.diabetes.org.uk/

Eyecare Trust: http://www.eyecaretrust.org.uk/

FODO: http://www.fodo.com/

International Glaucoma Asssociation: http://www.glaucoma-association.com/index.html

LOCSU: http://www.locsu.co.uk/

Macula Society: http://www.macularsociety.org/

NICE Clinical Guideline on Glaucoma (quick reference guide): http://www.nice.org.uk/nicemedia/live/12145/43791/43791.pdf

NHS England: http://www.england.nhs.uk/

OCCS: http://www.opticalcomplaints.co.uk/

Quality in Optometry:  http://www.qualityinoptometry.co.uk/

RNIB: http://www.rnib.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

 

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