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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

Local Professional Network Chair (Local Eye Health Network Chair)

NHS England and NHS Improvement, East of England is seeking to recruit a Local Eye Health Network Chair covering the Essex area, on a fixed-term basis until 31 March 2023.  READ MORE

6 January 2022

GOS remains a national service when the Health and Care Bill becomes law

NHS confirms that GOS will remain a national service when the Health and Care Bill becomes law. General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) in England will remain a national demand-led service under a nationally agreed GOS contract and nationally negotiated fees and grants, with no local variation. This was confirmed by the Department of Health and Social …

18 December 2021

Primary Eyecare Covid guidance 13 July2021

Following the publication of England’s COVID-19 summer 2021 and the Prime Minister’s follow-up statement on 12 July, the government has stated that health and care settings in England should continue to maintain appropriate infection prevention and control (IPC) measures. The Chief Medical and Chief Scientific advisers have also stated that the pandemic is not over …

13 July 2021

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LOCSU Latest News

LOCSU Chief Executive Addresses Independent Policy Institute

LOCSU’s chief executive Richard Whittington has spoken about optometry in primary care at a webinar organised by Public Policy Projects.

14 January 2022

Period of Self-Isolation Following Covid Exposure

As you may have heard the Health Secretary has announced that the required period for self-isolation following a Covid exposure in England was now seven rather than 10 days.

23 December 2021

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