Media Centre

Media Centre

Welcome to LOCSU's media centre

Our aim is to:

  • provide journalists with relevant, accessible information on the benefits of local community eye care services
  • increase understanding of the role of local optical committees play in developing service pathways

How can LOCSU help journalists?

We have a range of spokespeople based in London and across England, who are often clinicians and can provide expert comment on any aspect of community pathways and local community optometry services.

BBC Radio 4 - In Touch - 7 June 2016

In Touch logoIn Touch is Radio 4's flagship programme for blind and partially-sighted people.

Presenter, Peter White, interviews LOCSU Head of Communicatons, Chris McGachy, about the role of community optometry in monitoring routine and low-risk patients to ease pressures in ophthalmology services. Interview start 10 minutes into broadcast.

Listen to In Touch

Health Service Journal - 8 June 2016

HSJ logoThis HSJ Knowledge feature on on opthalmology looks at the potential of the high-street optical practices to take pressure off of secondary care eye services.

It includes a column from LOCSU Managing Director, Katrina Venerus, urging CCGs to focus on the how optometrists could carry out low-risk and routine monitoring to ease pressures in the hospital eye services.

HSJ article

BBC Spotlight 2.6.16

BBC Spotlight news report on pressures in ophthalmology departments 2 June 2016

LOCSU Press contact

Chris McGachy, LOCSU Head of Communications

For any media enquiries please contact Chris at cmcgachy@locsu.co.uk or 020 7549 2053.

In the absence of Chris, please contact Jacque Hudson, LOCSU office manager at jacquehudson@locsu.co.uk or 020 7549 2051.

Contact us

Dates for the diary

Northamptonshire LOC's AGM

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

AGM

2017-03-06 18:15:00 - 2017-03-06 21:00:00

Contact name: Jackie Hill

Contact email: jyhilluk@virginmedia.com

North & West Lancashire LOC's AGM

Brockholes Reserve Conference Centre, Preston, PR5 0AG

AGM

2017-03-15 18:00:00 - 2017-03-15 20:30:00

Contact name: Paul Hutchence

Contact email: nwllocsec@gmail.com

Central Mersey LOC's AGM

Hill Crest Hotel, Cronton Lane, Widnes, WA8 9AR

AGM

2017-03-21 18:00:00 - 2017-03-21 20:30:00

Contact name: Ian White

Contact email: locsec@hotmail.co.uk

East Sussex LOC's AGM

In Lewes

AGM

2017-03-22 19:00:00 - 2017-03-22 21:00:00

Contact name: Jackie Oxley

Contact email: jackie.oxley@googlemail.com

Sandwell LOC's AGM

Park Inn, M5, Jct1, Birmingham Road, West Bromwich, B70 6RS

AGM

2017-03-23 18:30:00 - 2017-03-23 21:00:00

Contact name: Peter Hampson

Contact email: pghampson@gmail.com

Hertfordshire LOC's AGM

Biopark, Room 2, Broadwater Road, Welwyn Garden City, AL7 3AX

AGM

2017-03-27 20:00:00 - 2017-03-27 22:00:00

Contact name: Gill Abbott

Contact email: hertsloc@btinternet.com

Derbyshire LOC's AGM

The Lion Hotel, Belper, DE56 1AX

AGM

2017-03-28 19:15:00 - 2017-03-28 21:00:00

Contact name: Andrew Glynn

Contact email: apglynn@tiscali.co.uk

Kingston, Richmond & Twickenham LOC's AGM

Cole Court, Twickenham

AGM

2017-03-29 19:00:00 - 2017-03-29 21:00:00

Contact name: Anna Buxton

Contact email: krtloc3@gmail.com

Buckinghamshire LOC's AGM

The Floyd Auditorium, Postgraduate Education Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Mandeville Rd, Aylesbury HP21 8AL

AGM

2017-04-19 18:15:00 - 2017-04-19 21:00:00

Contact name: Angela McNamee

Contact email: bucksloc@hotmail.com

Dorset LOC's AGM

The RNLI College, West Quay Road, Poole, BH15 1HZ

AGM

2017-04-25 18:30:00 - 2017-04-25 21:00:00

Contact name: Rachel Edwards

Contact email: info@dorsetloc.org

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