Staffordshire Local Optical Committee

Professional and Downloads

A password-protected page is available by clicking here, which contains referral and community eye care protocols and forms exclusively for the use of Staffordshire optometrists and dispensing opticians.

Any Staffordshire optometrist or dispensing optician wishing to visit the secured page should email, giving his or her full name, GOC number and practice(s) currently working in.  Once your details have been validated, you will be sent a reply containing your password.


Referral Pathways

North Staffordshire (UHNM Trust)

South Staffordshire (RWT Trust)

East Staffordshire (UHDB Trust)

UHNM Ophthalmology Red Flag Criteria

*Updated February 2023


Cataract Referral Criteria for Staffordshire

Cataract Referral Criteria

Staffs LOC Guidance on Eye Examinations for Children

(This is a response to parents being advised by certain Opticians that their child is too young to have an Eye Test). Please click here for guidance.





Clinical Governance





Contact details for Primary Care Team




College of Optometrists:





Contact details for North Midlands Primary Care team

Should you wish to contact NHSE Area Team please use email address

All contract changes should now be submitted to (not the West Midlands Area Team)  -including new applications, relocation, additional premises, termination, change in directors, change in opening hours/GOS hours or bank details.




Presentations from the South Staffs Opticial Society Meeting of 10th October 2018


Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy 



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