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 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... 




What's happening locally and nationally
Optometrist Job/Sessions at UHNM
Following on from the Optometrist event at UHNM last month. David Jinks, Deputy Directorate Manager, would like to thank all those that attended and made it a great evening.

The advert is now live for the Optometrist sessions, please see link below.

If anyone is interested and wants to know more about what’s on offer they can contact Mr Musadiq or
Link to the Job -
Visualise Training and Consultancy - Daniel Williams
Staffordshire optometrists and dispensing opticians who attended Staffordshire LOC's AGM on 11 June will have had the pleasure of viewing the prior CET event, "An Introduction to Visual Impairment" by Daniel Williams of Visualise Training and Consultancy.
Optometry Workforce Development Grants
Staffordshire LOC is delighted to report that it has secured a grant from NHS England towards the training and upskilling of optometrists from Staffordshire-based community optical practices, and we would like to share news of this opportunity with our colleague practitioners.


Other online resources for professionals and public




College of Optometrists:

College of Optometrists Clinical Management Guidelines:

Diabetes UK:

Eyecare Trust:


International Glaucoma Asssociation:


Macula Society:

NICE Clinical Guideline on Glaucoma (quick reference guide):

NHS England:


Quality in Optometry:



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