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

World Glaucoma Week


World Glaucoma Week from 8th - 14th March 2015

2015-03-08 00:01:00 - 2015-03-08 23:59:00

Contact name: World Glaucoma Association

Contact email: info@worldglaucoma.org

Optometry Tomorrow 2015


8 - 9 March 2015

2015-03-08 09:00:00 - 2015-03-09 17:00:00

Contact name: The College of Optometrists

Contact email: http://www.optometrytomorrow.org/

Northamptonshire LOC's AGM

The Westone Manor Hotel, Ashley Way, Weston Favell, Northampton NN3 3EA


2015-03-09 19:00:00 - 2015-03-09 21:00:00

Contact name: Vinesh Patel

Contact email: Chair@northantsloc.org

Ealing, Hounslow & Hammersmith LOC's AGM

Hynes Optometrists, Northfields Avenue, Ealing, London W13 9RT


2015-03-16 19:00:00 - 2015-03-16 21:00:00

Contact name: Ayyaz Kasmani

Contact email: secretary.ehhloc@btinternet.com

Central Mersey LOC's AGM

Everglades Hotel, Widnes


2015-03-17 18:00:00 - 2015-03-17 20:00:00

Contact name: Ian White

Contact email: locsec@hotmail.co.uk

Derbyshire LOC's AGM

The Lion Hotel, Belper, Derby DE56 1AX


2015-03-17 19:30:00 - 2015-03-17 21:30:00

Contact name: Andrew Glynn

North & West Lancashire LOC's AGM

Brockholes Reserve Conference Centre, Preston, PR5 0AG


2015-03-25 18:00:00 - 2015-03-25 20:00:00

Contact name: Paul Hutchence

Contact email: nwllocsec@gmail.com

East Sussex LOC's AGM

CCG Offices, 36-38 Friars Walk, Lewes


2015-03-25 19:00:00 - 2015-03-25 21:00:00

Contact name: Jackie Oxley

Sandwell LOC's AGM

Sandwell Park Golf Club, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich B71 4JJ


2015-03-26 18:30:00 - 2015-03-26 20:30:00

Contact name: Peter Hampson

Hertfordshire LOC's AGM

Post Graduate Centre, QEII Hospital, Welwyn Garden City


2015-03-30 20:00:00 - 2015-03-30 22:00:00

Contact name: Gill Abbott

Contact email: hertsloc@btinternet.com

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Ophthalmic Public Health Network

The only resource on Opthalmic 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.