LOCSU provides quality, practical support to LOCs in England to help them to develop, negotiate and implement their local objectives in respect of primary eye care services.

LOCSU provides support and advice to more than 80 Local Optical Committees to help them work with local Commissioners to develop enhanced local eye services.

LOCSU works with other eye care organisations and charities to promote the value of good quality enhanced local eye services, which reduce avoidable sight loss.

Local or Regional Optical Committees represent local optometrists and opticians and work with health commissioners to influence policies and decisions affecting the planning of healthcare services.

Local Optical Committee Support Unit

What is LOCSU?

Welcome to the Local Optical Committee Support Unit (LOCSU).

We support Local Optical Committees (LOCs) across England in developing local eye health services. 

We help community optometrists and opticians work with local commissioners to make community eye services accessible for patients and cost effective for the NHS.


National Eye Health Epidemiological Model (NEHEM) - for the latest statistics on eye health.

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Quality in Optometry

Visit this site, which is funded by LOCSU, to access two Clinical Governance toolkits (England and Wales) which have been developed by the leading Optical professional bodies to become models for clinical governance in England and Wales.

Quality in Optometry website

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Dates for the diary

Manchester LOC's AGM

Chancellors Hotel & Conference Centre, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6ZT


2015-05-06 00:01:00 - 2015-05-06 23:59:00

Contact name: Lindsey Flynn

Contact email: lindsey-flynn@hotmail.com

East London & City LOC's AGM

Lecture Theatre, Arts One Building, Queen Mary University, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS


2015-05-06 18:00:00 - 2015-05-06 20:00:00

Contact name: Michelle Martins

Contact email: michelle@jclconsulting,co.uk

Wolverhampton LOC's AGM

The Mount Hotel, Wood Road, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton WV6 8HL


2015-05-11 18:30:00 - 2015-05-11 20:30:00

Contact name: Peter Rockett

Contact email: wolvesloc@fsmail.net

Bexley, Bromley & Greenwich LOC's AGM

The Holiday Inn, Black Prince Interchange, Southwold Road, Bexley DA5 1ND.


2015-05-12 18:45:00 - 2015-05-12 21:00:00

Contact name: David Lacey

Contact email: davidlacey293@btinternet.com

West Sussex LOC's AGM

Hickstead Hotel, Job's Lane, Sayers Common, Hickstead RH17 5NZ


2015-05-12 19:00:00 - 2015-05-12 21:00:00

Contact name: Jackie Oxley

Contact email: office.westsussexloc@gmail.com

Devon LOC's AGM

The Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford, Exeter, Devon EX6 7UX


2015-05-12 19:00:00 - 2015-05-12 21:30:00

Contact name: Jonathan Drew

Contact email: jdrew@devonloc.co.uk

Bolton LOC's AGM

Holiday Inn Bolton City Centre hotel


2015-05-13 18:30:00 - 2015-05-13 20:30:00

Contact name: Jill Dearden

Contact email: jilldearden@aol.com

Gloucestershire LOC's AGM

Royal George Hotel, Birdlip, Gloucester, GL4 8JH


2015-05-13 19:00:00 - 2015-05-13 21:30:00

Contact name: Frances Reilly

Contact email: administrator@glosloc.co.uk

East Lancashire LOC's AGM

Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Clayton le Moors, BB5 5JP


2015-05-14 19:00:00 - 2015-05-14 21:00:00

Contact name: David Noblett

Contact email: davidnoblettloc@gmail.com

Wakefield LOC's AGM

Holmfield Arms, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield WF2 8DY


2015-05-19 18:00:00 - 2015-05-19 20:30:00

Contact name: Mark Donaldson

Contact email: info@wakefieldoptometry.org.uk

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Ophthalmic Public Health Network

The only resource on Ophthalmic Public Health Network (OPHN) open to all is available at NHS Networks. In order to access you need to create a personal NHS Networks account. Once you have joined NHS Networks you can then join the OPHN via using the network finder to search for OPHN and then 'click to join'. 

For a step-by-step guidance on how to join the OPHN, please click here.