As the recognised local representative body, LOCs and their committee members carry certain responsibilities and requires specific skills which LOCSU can help you develop.
Established by the NHS (Amendment) Act 1949, LOCs represent the interests and are comprised of optical contractors and performers within defined areas while raising the profile of optics. LOCs are funded by a statutory levy on GOS sight tests (GOS forms 1, 5 and 6 fees) in their localities and meet regularly, including an annual AGM. A well-run LOC is a major asset to the local optical community, NHS and local authorities, and the public alike.
LOCs fulfil a number of important functions. In this section of the website you will find guidance on running a LOC, officer training, adaptable local resources, practical tips on how to run a successful AGM and links to your LOC website.