As a sector-wide support unit, LOCSU carries out a range of communications, publicity and media activities to promote the role of the Local Optical Committee to deliver eye health services through optical practices and to highlight the importance of the sector to key decision makers in government, the NHS and with health opinion-formers.
Local Optical Committees
Supporting effective LOCs and keeping them up-to-date is our primary objective. LOCSU publishes a regular newsletter and social media feeds to achieve this. These aim to keep LOC officers informed about the latest developments on the commissioning of local eye health services and to promote our training activities to ensure LOCs operate as effective local representative bodies.
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National and Regional Media
We can provide a range of experts, such as our Optical Leaders, based across England for interview on any aspect of clinical eye health pathways and local community optometry services.
Health and Optical Trade Press
As the national support unit for Local Optical Committees, LOCSU is the go-to organisation for the optical and specialist health publications providing news, comment and analysis on eye health services and NHS commissioning stories.
- Association of Optometrists (AOP)
- Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO)
- Federation of Opticians (FODO)
- General Optical Council
- NHS England and Improvement
- Primary Care Support England
For more details of our coverage and activity, visit the Media Centre pages of the website.