Guidance for LOCs

LOCs fulfil a number of important functions:

  • Informing, advising and negotiating with local NHS England teams and CCGs on matters including delivering GOS, delivering local extended primary care services, and acting on other issues relevant to the local optical community
  • Responding to relevant consultations
  • Facilitating and encouraging local contractors and performers to formulate collective views
  • Disseminating information among local contractors and local performers and to help them to understand and comply with their duties
  • Conveying the views of local contractors and performers to the national representative bodies
  • Contributing to the development of national policies
  • Liaising with LOCSU and attending or making representations to the National Optical Conference
  • Liaising with other LOCs and LOCSU to support the LOC in developing and achieving their objectives
  • Obtaining support, advice and training services from LOCSU and/or the national representative bodies

Useful links

What is the role of an LOC? (Feb 2017)

Guidance on LOC Model Constitution (revised Feb 2017)

LOC Model Constitution (revised Nov 2016)

LOC Model Constitution FAQs (Nov 2016)

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LOC Resources

In this section of the website, we provide a range of publicity resources created by LOCSU Communications that can be adapted by LOCs for local use.

Your LOC

Many LOCs have their own website which provide email contacts for the committee, details of LOC meetings including the AGM and CET events.