Enhancing eye care through collaboration and expertise, LOCSU (Local Optical Committee Support Unit) is the national support unit for offering LOCs in England commissioning expertise, support and advice for policy, regulation compliance, communications and provides learning and development opportunities.

LOCSU

LOCSU supports Local Optical Committees (LOCs) across a spectrum of activities. This support is delivered through practical hands-on engagement via a network of leads, as well as through services provided to LOCs remotely by the national team. To read more, go to our About Us page.

Local Optical Committees

LOCs are recognised by the NHS as the representative organisation for optometrists and dispensing opticians delivering ophthalmic services such as sight tests and other eye health services. Click here to find and contact your LOC.

Primary Eyecare Company

The Primary Eyecare Company (PEC) is a contracting and delivery organisation made up of all optical practices in the LOC area to offer NHS-funded extended primary eye care services.

Latest News

  • LOCSU demands better NHS connectivity for optical practices

    More patients will lose sight unnecessarily unless action is taken to link optical practices digitally with hospitals, LOCSU and other optical organisations have warned.

    11 April 2019

  • New Clinical Pathways launched

    LOCSU has published new eye health pathways as part of a root and branch upgrade. The refreshed approach has the potential to transform the delivery of eye health service within optical practice, supporting the “out-of-hospital” care agenda and promoting the whole-system approach to service delivery and pathway redesign.

    15 March 2019

  • LOCSU recruits new Optical Leads

    As a result of a restructure of LOCSU’s Commissioning Lead team, an opportunity has arisen for highly-skilled people to form a new team of seven Optical Leads to support LOCSU in its work with Local Optical Committees across England. Applications close 25 March. For more details, visit Work With Us.

    8 March 2019

Blog

  • Top tips for your AGM

    With many LOCs preparing to host AGMs, we asked two experienced LOC Chairs to share their top tips for organising a successful event.

    4 November 2018

Find Your Local Optical Committee Website

locnet.co.uk

Enhancing eye care through collaboration and expertise, LOCSU (Local Optical Committee Support Unit) is the national support unit for offering LOCs in England commissioning expertise, support and advice for policy, regulation compliance, communications and provides learning and development opportunities.

LOCSU

LOCSU supports Local Optical Committees (LOCs) across a spectrum of activities. This support is delivered through practical hands-on engagement via a network of leads, as well as through services provided to LOCs remotely by the national team. To read more, go to our About Us page.

Local Optical Committees

LOCs are recognised by the NHS as the representative organisation for optometrists and dispensing opticians delivering ophthalmic services such as sight tests and other eye health services. Click here to find and contact your LOC.

Primary Eyecare Company

The Primary Eyecare Company (PEC) is a contracting and delivery organisation made up of all optical practices in the LOC area to offer NHS-funded extended primary eye care services.

Latest News

  • LOCSU demands better NHS connectivity for optical practices

    More patients will lose sight unnecessarily unless action is taken to link optical practices digitally with hospitals, LOCSU and other optical organisations have warned.

    11 April 2019

  • New Clinical Pathways launched

    LOCSU has published new eye health pathways as part of a root and branch upgrade. The refreshed approach has the potential to transform the delivery of eye health service within optical practice, supporting the “out-of-hospital” care agenda and promoting the whole-system approach to service delivery and pathway redesign.

    15 March 2019

  • LOCSU recruits new Optical Leads

    As a result of a restructure of LOCSU’s Commissioning Lead team, an opportunity has arisen for highly-skilled people to form a new team of seven Optical Leads to support LOCSU in its work with Local Optical Committees across England. Applications close 25 March. For more details, visit Work With Us.

    8 March 2019

Blog

  • Top tips for your AGM

    With many LOCs preparing to host AGMs, we asked two experienced LOC Chairs to share their top tips for organising a successful event.

    4 November 2018

Find Your Local Optical Committee Website

locnet.co.uk