Training & Development

The Local Optical Committee Support Unit (LOCSU) provides training and support for members of Local Optical Committees (LOCs) 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 Digital Learning Support Officer.

Primary Eyecare Company Finance Leads training

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

Click here to link into the training

Online Module for Clinical Governance and Performance Leads

This online 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 LOCSU's commissioning leads and is based on the experience gained from working with 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, committee member of Staffordshire LOC, 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, facilitated or non-facilitated, is a useful resource for all newly-elected members, and experienced members who want to updates themselves on their 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 Skills

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


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.


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

National Optical Conference 2018

Chesford Grange hotel, Nr Kenilworth, Warwick CV8 2LD

Annual NOC for LOC officers and its members

2018-11-14 17:00:00 - 2018-11-15 17:30:00

Contact email:

Contact telephone number: 020 7549 2051

East Yorkshire LOC's AGM

Village Hotel, Henry Boot Way, Hull HU4 7DY

Annual AGM

2018-11-19 18:30:00 - 2018-11-19 21:00:00

Contact name: Ean Blair

Contact email:

Contact telephone number: 07768 492806

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