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

Contact us

Dates for the diary

Walsall LOC's AGM

Park Inn hotel, Walsall


2015-05-27 18:00:00 - 2015-05-27 20:00:00

Contact name: Visit the LOC website under contact us.

Liverpool LOC's AGM

Novotel Hotel Liverpool, 40 Hanover Street, Liverpool, L1 4LN


2015-05-28 18:15:00 - 2015-05-28 20:30:00

Contact name: Rekha Kothari

Contact email: locliverpool1@gmail.com

Leeds LOC's AGM

The Village Hotel, Headingly, LS16 5PR


2015-06-04 18:00:00 - 2015-06-04 21:00:00

Contact name: Joanne Smith

Contact email: leedsloc@gmail.com

Essex LOC's AGM

The Lecture Theatre, Writtle College, Lordship road, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 3EH


2015-06-04 18:30:00 - 2015-06-04 21:30:00

Contact name: Lynne Brown

Contact email: enquiries@essex-loc.org

National Glaucoma Awareness Week


9 - 15 June 2015

2015-06-09 00:01:00 - 2015-06-09 23:59:00

Contact name: http://www.glaucoma-association.com/

Contact email: info@iga.org.uk

Contact telephone number: 01233 648170

Cambridgeshire LOC's AGM

George Hotel, Huntingdon


2015-06-11 19:30:00 - 2015-06-11 21:30:00

Contact name: Vivien Rosamond

Contact email: info@cambridgeshire-loc.org.uk

Diabetes Week


14 - 20 June 2015

2015-06-14 00:01:00 - 2015-06-14 23:59:00

Contact name: Diabetes UK

Contact email: diabetesweek@diabetes.org.uk

Dudley LOC's AGM

Copthorne Hotel (Merry Hill), The Waterfront, Level Street, Brierley Hill DY5 1UR


2015-06-15 18:30:00 - 2015-06-15 20:30:00

Contact name: Paul Sidhu

Contact email: whitestar123@hotmail.com

Wirral LOC's AGM

The Village Hotel, Bromborough, Wirral


2015-06-16 18:00:00 - 2015-06-16 20:00:00

Contact name: David McGowan

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

Contact telephone number: 0151 677 2133

Staffordshire LOC's AGM

Stone House Hotel in Stone


2015-06-16 18:30:00 - 2015-06-16 18:45:00

Contact name: Alison Lowell

Contact email: admin@staffsloc.co.uk

Contact telephone number: 01785 887937

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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.