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.

NEHEM

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

South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw - improving eye health and reducing sight loss call to action

Holiday Inn Sheffield/Rotherham, West Bawtry Road S60 2XL

Call to Action event to stimulate local community debate and to put forth your views and ideas.

2014-09-02 19:00:00 - 2014-09-02 21:00:00

Contact name: South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Area Team

Contact email: england.syprimarycare@nhs.net

Surrey & Sussex Area Team - improving eye health and reducing sight loss - a call to action

The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Langley Drive, Crawley, RH11 7SX

Call to Action event to stimulate local community debate and to put forth your views and ideas.

2014-09-03 10:00:00 - 2014-09-03 13:00:00

Contact name: Julie Lambert

Contact email: england.ssat-communitypharmacies1@nhs.net

Cheshire, Warrington & Wirral AT - improving eye health and reducing sight loss - a call to action

Mercure Abbots Well Hotel, Whitchurch Road, Christleton, Chester CH3 5QL

Call to Action event to stimulate local community debate and to put forth your views and ideas.

2014-09-03 18:45:00 - 2014-09-03 20:45:00

Contact name: Jennifer Bulman

Contact email: jennifer.bulman@nhs.net

Contact telephone number: 0113 825 3535

Devon, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Area Team - improving eye health and reducing sight loss call to action

China Fleet Country Club, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6LJ

Call to Action event to stimulate local community debate and to put forth your views and ideas.

2014-09-04 18:30:00 - 2014-09-04 21:30:00

Contact name: Bethan Currah

Contact email: bethan.currah@nhs.net

Contact telephone number: 0113 824 8959

Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Area Team - improving eye care and reducing sight loss call to action

Standard Court, Park Row, Nottingham, NG1 6GN

Call to Action event to stimulate local community debate and to put forth your views and ideas.

2014-09-04 19:00:00 - 2014-09-04 20:45:00

Contact name: Selina Utting

Contact email: selina.utting@nhs.net

NHS England's Stakeholder Event

London

To discuss what has taken place across the country under the Call to Action launched in June.

2014-09-08 09:00:00 - 2014-09-08 17:00:00

Contact name: NHS England

Contact email: england.externalcomms@nhs.net

Carrots NightWalk in London

London

A night-time sponsored walk to help Fight for Sight research to prevent sigh loss and treat eye disease.

2014-09-19 19:00:00 - 2014-09-19 23:00:00

Contact name: Rebecca Elcome

Contact email: events@fightforsight.org.uk

Contact telephone number: 020 7264 3914

Carrots NightWalk in Birmingham

Birmingham

A night-time sponsored walk to help Fight for Sight research to prevent sigh loss and treat eye disease.

2014-09-26 19:30:00 - 2014-09-26 23:00:00

Contact name: Rebecca Elcome

Contact email: events@fightforsight.org.uk

Contact telephone number: 020 7264 3914

Carrots NightWalk in Bristol

Bristol

A night-time sponsored walk to help Fight for Sight research to prevent sigh loss and treat eye disease.

2014-09-26 19:30:00 - 2014-09-26 23:00:00

Contact name: Rebecca Elcome

Contact email: events@fightforsight.org.uk

Contact telephone number: 020 7264 3914

International Blindness Awareness Month

1 - 31 October 2014

Organised by The Little Rock Foundation

2014-10-01 00:01:00 - 2014-10-01 23:59:00

Contact name: The Little Rock Foundation

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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'