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


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

NEW NNUH Referral Forms 2022

Updated versions of the Glaucoma Direct Referral, Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration Rapid Access and Posterior Capsular Opacification forms have been uploaded to the Forms & Downloads page.  Please note these forms include new referral email addresses which should be used with immediate effect.

8 March 2022

Have your voice heard in Optometry – we want to hear from you!

Staff health and wellbeing survey  Nationally, primary care professionals are struggling to balance life and work and meet high levels of service demand. Good health and wellbeing provision is recognised as a key factor in helping people feel better, control their workload and thrive at work. That is why we have developed our Staff health …

11 February 2022

Optometry First – Call to Action

Primary eye care has long been able to deliver a wide range of NHS care outside hospitals, including diagnosis, treatment, follow‐up to surgery, and the co‐management of long‐term conditions. Through NHS England’s National Eye Care Recovery and Transformation Programme, commissioners are being encouraged to take advantage of the full range of clinical expertise and infrastructure …

10 February 2022

New NHS Health and Wellbeing programme launched to support Opticians staff across Norfolk and Waveney

Improving the Health and Wellbeing (H&WB) of everyone working in Opticians is at the heart of a new £300k investment. The “Who Cares?” campaign recognises and values the critical role Optometry plays in supporting patient care across Norfolk and Waveney. It will ensure that all our staff will have equitable access to HW&B resources, in …

31 January 2022

LOCSU Latest News

Opticians Act proposals – a guidance for LOCs

This guidance is for LOCs to help with their feedback regarding the Opticians Act proposals.

27 May 2022

Primary Eye Care Welcomes Fuller Stocktake Report

National optical representative bodies have welcomed the Fuller Stocktake report on integrating primary care in England.

26 May 2022

LOCSU Optical Lead Vacancy

An opportunity has arisen for highly skilled person to join the team of Optical Leads supporting Local Optical Committees (LOCs).

25 May 2022

Meet The Team – Max Halford, Optical Lead

An economic crisis in the early 90’s led Max to a lifechanging decision.

24 May 2022