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

  • CET claims window opens today

    The window for submitting 2019 CET claims to PCSE opens on 1 July and closes on 31 October. The PCSE online service offers the quickest, simplest and easiest route to make a claim.

    1 July 2019

  • Meet the LOCSU team… Zoe Richmond

    Zoe Richmond’s family initially tried to dissuade her from studying Optometry, but after gaining a first class degree from Bradford University and joining a small independent North Yorkshire practice, she has never looked back.

    28 June 2019

  • Drive to increase HCQ Screening/Monitoring in Primary Care

    Commissioners and Trusts are increasingly turning to Primary Care for support following last year’s RCOphth guidelines. LOCs can refer to the newly published LOCSU Hydroxychloroquine pathway, as well as requesting support from their Optical Lead in preparation for discussions with Commissioners.

    20 June 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

  • CET claims window opens today

    The window for submitting 2019 CET claims to PCSE opens on 1 July and closes on 31 October. The PCSE online service offers the quickest, simplest and easiest route to make a claim.

    1 July 2019

  • Meet the LOCSU team… Zoe Richmond

    Zoe Richmond’s family initially tried to dissuade her from studying Optometry, but after gaining a first class degree from Bradford University and joining a small independent North Yorkshire practice, she has never looked back.

    28 June 2019

  • Drive to increase HCQ Screening/Monitoring in Primary Care

    Commissioners and Trusts are increasingly turning to Primary Care for support following last year’s RCOphth guidelines. LOCs can refer to the newly published LOCSU Hydroxychloroquine pathway, as well as requesting support from their Optical Lead in preparation for discussions with Commissioners.

    20 June 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