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

Kent & Medway LOC's AGM

Tudor Park Marriott Hotel


2016-05-10 18:30:00 - 2016-05-10 21:00:00

Contact name: Michelle Martins

Contact email: michelle@jclconsulting.co.uk

Nottinghamshire LOC's AGM

The White Post Inn, Ollerton Road, Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire NG22 8HN


2016-05-10 19:00:00 - 2016-05-10 21:00:00

Contact name: Samantha Stretton

Contact email: info@nottsloc.org.uk

Bradford LOC's AGM

Oakwood Hall Hotel, Lady Lane, Bingley, West Yorkshire BD16 4AW


2016-05-11 18:00:00 - 2016-05-11 21:00:00

Contact name: Chris Davey

Contact email: chris@chrisdavey.co.uk

Devon LOC's AGM

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


2016-05-11 18:30:00 - 2016-05-11 19:30:00

Contact name: Jonathan Drew

Contact email: jdrew@devonloc.co.uk

Heywood, Middleton, Rochdale & Bury LOC's AGM

The Crimble Hotel, Crimble Lane, Bamford, Rochdale, OL11 4AD


2016-05-11 18:45:00 - 2016-05-11 21:00:00

Contact name: Lindsey Flynn

Contact email: hmrbloc@hotmail.co.uk

Wolverhampton LOC's AGM

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


2016-05-16 18:30:00 - 2016-05-16 21:00:00

Contact name: Peter Rockett

Contact email: wolvesloc@fsmail.net

Sefton LOC's AGM

Pioneer Bar Crosby


2016-05-16 18:30:00 - 2016-05-16 21:00:00

Contact name: Neil Hilton

Contact email: sefton.loc@googlemail.com

Wakefield LOC's AGM

The Holmfield Eating Inn, Holmfield Park, Wakefield


2016-05-17 17:45:00 - 2016-05-17 21:00:00

Contact name: Caroline Auckland-Shone

Contact email: chair@wakefieldoptometry.org.uk

Avon LOC's AGM

BAWA Southmead, Bristol


2016-05-17 18:30:00 - 2016-05-17 21:00:00

Contact name: Lynne Fernandes

Contact email: lynneandgerardfernandes@avonloc.co.uk

Northumberland, Tyne & Wear LOC's AGM

Millennium A, Waterfront 4, Newburn Riverside Park


2016-05-17 18:30:00 - 2016-05-17 21:00:00

Contact name: Naomi Smith

Contact email: secretary@ntwloc.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.