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

Have a Go Experience

The Royal National College for the Blind, Hereford

FREE to young people with sight loss aged 13-16 - weekend of fun

2015-10-24 00:01:00 - 2015-10-25 23:01:00

Contact name: Royal National College for the Blind

Contact email: email info@rnc.ac.uk

Contact telephone number: 01432 376 621

National Optical Conference 2015

Hilton Metropole Birmingham

NOC 2015

2015-11-05 09:00:00 - 2015-11-06 14:00:00

Contact name: Jacque Hudson

Contact email: info@locsu.co.uk

Contact telephone number: 020 7549 2051

East Yorkshire LOC's AGM

Hallmark Hotel, North Ferriby


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

Contact name: Richard Sellers

Contact email: richardsellerseyloc@gmail.com

Study Day for Optometrists, DOs and CLOs in Devon

Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre, Buckfastleigh

Study Day for Devon LOC practitioners

2015-11-20 08:30:00 - 2015-11-20 17:30:00

Contact name: Jonathan Drew

Contact email: jdrew@devonloc.co.uk

Contact telephone number: 01392 834026

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Bookings are now open for NOC 2015 - click on the logo for more information (5-6 November)

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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.