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Norfolk and Waveney Local Optical Committee

Norfolk and Waveney LOC

Norfolk & Waveney LOC is a statutory organisation representing Performers and Contractors providing General Ophthalmic Services within the Norfolk & Waveney Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) area. The principal role of the LOC is to promote optometry within the local health economy for the benefit of the NHS and patients and to provide information and assistance to local contractors and performers by:

      • Liaising with local NHS Commissioners and other organisations.
      • Collating General Optical correspondence on mandatory procedures, best practice and benchmarking.
      • Disseminating information to the profession.
      • Developing the role of optometry in the community.
      • Developing partnerships with neighbouring LOCs.

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Norfolk and Waveney LOC Latest News

College Of Optometrists ‘Green’ phase advice from 10 May 2022

College of Optometrists has changed Covid-19 advice from the Amber Phase to the Green Phase from Tuesday 10 May 2022 * SpecificGuidance *What this means: *Social distancing requirements removed. *COVID-19-related PPE is no longer required*. *Prioritisation of care based on each nation’s regular local protocols. *Services provided *Resume all services on an open access basis. *Re-introduction …

9 May 2022

Cataract Surgery Referrals – CCG request

We have received a request from the commissioners about the way that we currently refer for cataract surgery. You will be aware there are huge differences in waiting times for cataract surgery between the main hospitals and the independent providers in the community. The CCG is keen to try to direct patients towards the community …

31 March 2022

OFNC WELCOMES NEW POLICIES ON OPTOMETRIST PERFORMER LISTING IN ENGLAND

NHS England and Improvement has developed a new policy for managing performer list applications for GPs, dentists, optometrists and OMPs in England, which came into effect on 11 February 2022. Other aspects of the performers list policy remain as previously within the Framework for Managing Performer Concerns, which was reissued on the same date. The …

17 March 2022

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Minimising Sight Loss: Overcoming the Obstacles Event

This is an online event on 1st July 2022, held by NHS England and NHS Improvement eye care pathways improvement programme, the National Eye Care Recovery and Transformation Programme (NECRTP).

13 May 2022

Now Recruiting – Chief Executive, LOCSU

Circa £95,000 pa. London, EC1 (with potential for flexible working).

11 May 2022

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