Enhancing eye care through collaboration and expertise

LOCSU (the Local Optical Committee Support Unit) is the national support unit in England offering over 70 LOCs commissioning expertise, policy and regulation compliance, learning and development and communication support.

 

About LOCSU

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.

LOCSU works with LOCs and local NHS Commissioners to develop local eye health services which are more accessible for patients and cost effective for the NHS.

The Primary Eyecare Company (PEC) is a contracting and delivery organisation made up of all optical practices in the LOC – from large retail chains to independent practices – to offer NHS-funded local eye health services.

Latest News

  • LOCSU News January 2019

    March Induction Course Planned, Annual Report published, Glaucoma tie-up announded, LOC recruitment video wins plaudits, NHS blog published and Leadership candidates revealed in Jan 2019 LOCSU News.

    31 January 2019

  • LOCSU publishes Annual Report

    Durability of the LOC Company Model is covered in 2017-2018 Annual Report as Primary Eyecare Company activity and revenue rises nearly 25% with 375 services now delivered via a PEC.

    21 January 2019

  • LOCSU and Newmedica plan national framework for stable glaucoma monitoring

    Opticians will be able to work collaboratively with Newmedica ophthalmology consultants to manage patients with stable glaucoma in the community under a new LOCSU agreement now being developed.

    17 January 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 (the Local Optical Committee Support Unit) is the national support unit in England offering over 70 LOCs commissioning expertise, policy and regulation compliance, learning and development and communication support.

 

About LOCSU

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.

LOCSU works with LOCs and local NHS Commissioners to develop local eye health services which are more accessible for patients and cost effective for the NHS.

The Primary Eyecare Company (PEC) is a contracting and delivery organisation made up of all optical practices in the LOC – from large retail chains to independent practices – to offer NHS-funded local eye health services.

Latest News

  • LOCSU News January 2019

    March Induction Course Planned, Annual Report published, Glaucoma tie-up announded, LOC recruitment video wins plaudits, NHS blog published and Leadership candidates revealed in Jan 2019 LOCSU News.

    31 January 2019

  • LOCSU publishes Annual Report

    Durability of the LOC Company Model is covered in 2017-2018 Annual Report as Primary Eyecare Company activity and revenue rises nearly 25% with 375 services now delivered via a PEC.

    21 January 2019

  • LOCSU and Newmedica plan national framework for stable glaucoma monitoring

    Opticians will be able to work collaboratively with Newmedica ophthalmology consultants to manage patients with stable glaucoma in the community under a new LOCSU agreement now being developed.

    17 January 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