Training & Development

The Local Optical Committee Support Unit (LOCSU) provides training and support for members of local optical committees to make sure that committees have the right mix of skills to develop and negotiate local eye care pathways. For more information about the online learning available, email Simone Mason (pictured right), LOCSU's new Digital Support Learning Office.

LOC Company Finance Leads training

This short online module provides essential information for LOC Company Finance Leads on the management of the accounts of the LOC Company.  The videos include screenshots from Webstar’s OptoPay and audio commentary.

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Online Training Module for Clinical Governance and Performance Leads

This online training module has been designed and developed to support LOC Company Clinical Governance and Performance Leads. This resource is a valuable addition to the hands-on mentoring provided by the LOCSU optical leads and is based on the experience gained from working with the early adopter Primary Eyecare Companies.

Click here to link into further information (restricted to members only).

Developing & Attracting New LOC Members module

This online module draws on research conducted by Stewart Townsend, Chair of Staffordshire LOC and LOCSU Board member, and contains some useful recommendations to support LOCs looking to develop recently appointed committee members and attract new people onto the LOC.

Click here to link in to this module.

Induction Online Training

LOC Induction Online Training Module is a useful resource for all newly elected committee members and experienced members who want to updates themselves on the role and responsibilities of the LOC, the NHS landscape and who’s who of the national optical bodies.

Click here for further information and to start the training.

Treasurer Online Training

This training is now online and has been developed to provide guidance to new LOC Treasurers in their role. 

Click here for further information and to start the training.

Leadership Development

LOCSU’s Leadership Skills for Optics, is a 20-credit postgraduate model, which opened to the sector from 2012, through WOPEC at Cardiff University.

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Community Services Training (WOPEC)

LOCSU in partnership with WOPEC offer training courses in Glaucoma, Cataract, Low Vision, People with Learning Disabilities, Children's Vision and MECS (PEARS) to support the implementation of LOCSU community service pathways.

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Jargon Buster

Potential and new recruits to the Local Optical Committee (LOC) may find it useful to have this glossary of terms and organisations that they are likely to come across. LOCs may want to tailor this for local use by adding their own acronyms and terms.

 

 

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Dates for the diary

Derbyshire LOC's AGM

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

Annual AGM

2018-03-05 18:15:00 - 2018-03-05 20:30:00

Contact name: Jackie Hill

Contact email: jyhilluk@virginmedia.com

Doncaster & Bassetlaw LOC's AGM

Crown Hotel, High Street, Bawtry, Doncaster DN10 6JW

Annual AGM

2018-03-21 18:00:00 - 2018-03-21 20:30:00

Contact name: Daniel Gilbert

Contact email: secretary@db-loc.org.uk

East Sussex LOC's AGM

CCG Offices, Friars Walk, Lewes

Annual AGM

2018-03-21 19:00:00 - 2018-03-21 21:00:00

Contact name: Jackie Oxley

Contact email: jackie.oxley@googlemail.com

Sandwell LOC's AGM

Park Inn, M5 Jct1, Birmingham Rd, West Bromwich, B70 6RS.

Annual AGM

2018-03-22 18:30:00 - 2018-03-22 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

Annual AGM

2018-03-26 18:30:00 - 2018-03-26 21:00:00

Contact name: Dawn Doe

Contact email: Hertsloc@gmail.com

Lancashire & Morecambe Bay LOC (formerly North & West Lancs)

Brockholes Visitor Centre, New Road, Preston, PR5 0AG

Annual AGM

2018-03-28 18:00:00 - 2018-03-28 20:30:00

Contact name: Paul Hutchence

Contact email: nwllocsec@gmail.com

North Yorkshire LOC's AGM

Crown Hotel, Boroughbridge YO51 9LB

Annual AGM

2018-04-17 18:30:00 - 2018-04-17 21:00:00

Contact name: Sarah Ashworth

Contact email: nylocsecretary@gmail.com

Buckinghamshire LOC's AGM

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

Annual AGM

2018-04-17 19:00:00 - 2018-04-17 21:30:00

Contact name: Angela McNamee

Contact email: bucksloc@hotmail.com

Durham LOC's AGM

Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham, DH1 1TD

Annual AGM

2018-05-09 18:15:00 - 2018-05-09 21:00:00

Contact name: Richard Naisbitt

Contact email: secretary@durhamloc.co.uk

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