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LOC Constitution

In November 2016, following consultation with LOCs and in conjunction with NHS England, LOCSU released a new model constitution to support the effective running of LOCs. The model constitution made new arrangements for succession planning through phased elections of members and also made a recommendation that LOCs should co-opt at least one DO onto their committees.

It includes frameworks for:

  • Committee objectives
  • Committee membership
  • Statutory levy
  • Amendments
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Complaints against the committee
  • Single provider companies
  • DOs and optometric advisers.

Having adopted the model constitution, it is unlikely that LOCs will have to amend it subject to changes in the law. Any proposed changes should be notified to NHS England.