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.

Looking to attend your LOC AGM?

Check on the Events Page for an up-to-date list of AGMs

And LOCs looking for ideas to get the most out

of their AGM should read the LOCSU Blog


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

Find out more

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

Contact us

Dates for the diary

Bedfordshire LOC's AGM

The Rufus Centre, Steppingley Road, Flitwick, Beds, MK45 1AH


2016-06-06 18:30:00 - 2016-06-06 21:00:00

Contact name: John Edwards

Contact email: mjohnedwards@btinternet.com

Hampshire LOC's AGM

Best Western Chilworth Manor hotel, Chilworth, Southampton, SO)16 7PT


2016-06-07 18:00:00 - 2016-06-07 21:00:00

Contact name: Ian Silk

Contact email: isilk@hampshireloc.org.uk

Wirral LOC's AGM

The Village hotel, Bromborough


2016-06-07 18:00:00 - 2016-06-07 21:00:00

Contact name: David McGowan

Contact email: dave@the-eyeworks.co.uk

Walsall LOC's AGM

County Hotel, 45 Birmingham Rd, Walsall WS1 2NG


2016-06-08 18:30:00 - 2016-06-08 21:00:00

Contact name: Aisha Jeewa

Contact email: aishajeewa@gmail.com

Leeds LOC's AGM

To be advised


2016-06-09 00:01:00 - 2016-06-09 23:59:00

Contact name: Joanne Smith

Contact email: leedsloc@gmail.com

Cambridgeshire LOC's AGM

George Hotel, Huntingdon


2016-06-09 19:00:00 - 2016-06-09 21:00:00

Contact name: Vivien Rosamond

Contact email: Andrew@rosamond.fslife.co.uk

Lincolnshire LOC's AGM

To be advised


2016-06-14 00:01:00 - 2016-06-14 23:59:00

Contact name: Sab Bahl

Contact email: sabkbahl@aol.com

Staffordshire LOC's AGM

Yarnfield Training & Conference Centre, Yarnfield, Stone ST15 0NL


2016-06-14 18:30:00 - 2016-06-14 21:00:00

Contact name: Alison Lowell

Contact email: admin@staffsloc.co.uk

Gloucestershire LOC's AGM

To be advised


2016-06-15 00:01:00 - 2016-06-15 23:59:00

Contact name: Adrian Street

Contact email: adrianstreet@glosloc.co.uk

Merton, Sutton & Wandsworth LOC's AGM

Grenfell Housing and Training, 16-20 Kingston Road, London SW19 1JZ


2016-06-15 18:30:00 - 2016-06-15 21:00:00

Contact name: Mark Richardson

Contact email: m.richardson@tkp-ltd.com

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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.