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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

GOC guidance on ‘whistleblowing’ and/or ‘raising concerns’.

The GOC has published new guidance to help registrants in situations where they need to consider the professional requirement to speak up when patient or public safety may be at risk. It covers all concerns such as when something has been observed that appears seriously wrong or is not in accordance with the accepted standards …

1 November 2021

Update to the NHSmail and Data Protection Security Toolkit (DSPT)

All organisations with NHSmail accounts are required to complete the Data Security & Protection Toolkit (DSPT) on an annual basis and completing the DSPT is a prerequisite for signing up to an NHSmail account. NHSmail provides a secure platform to transmit and receive optometry communication across eye care providers and other community and health services. …

9 October 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

Optometry First Webinar Now Available to Watch Again

Earlier this month LOCSU organised a webinar event on Optometry First.

25 November 2021

WOPEC and LOCSU Organise Free Peer Discussion

WOPEC and LOCSU are holding a free virtual peer discussion around LOCSU’s clinical pathways on Monday 13th December. 

25 November 2021

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