Welcome

Welcome, we hope you will find this website a useful source of information.

Hampshire Local Optical Committee (LOC) exists to represent and assist local performers and contractors providing NHS General Ophthalmic Services.

We are here to advise on eye care services and work with Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and NHS England (South) Wessex to develop community based eye care services. Where appropriate we liaise with colleagues in the Hospital Eye Services

If you require any information, advice or support please contact the Business Manager via email isilk@hampshireloc.org.uk .  If necessary he will find the most appropriate committee member to help.

If you have any issues that you would like to bring to the LOC’s attention or any comments or suggestions about the website, please contact us

Please use the following link to view our Privacy Statement 2018


What’s New?

Fri 10 August 18 | LOCSU Hot Briefs 73 & 74
Here are the Latest Hot Briefs from LOCSU for August 2018 Hot Brief Issue 73 - Aug 18 - Guidance on Record Keeping Hot Brief Issue 74 - Aug 18 - Guidance on Overseas Visitor Charging Regulations and Eye Care Services


Tue 24 July 18 | Specialist keratoconus symposium Hertford UK, October 2018
Taking on the challenge of keratoconus  management with contact lenses The expanding role for sclerals Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th, Friday 12th October 2018 Presented by Hertford Optometry and Contact Lens Practice The Castle, Hertford, Herts, SG14 1HR, UK. For further information and booking go to: Keratoconus Symposium October 2018
Wed 16 May 18 | Reminder Hampshire LOC AGM 06 June 2018

Reminder of Annual General Meeting – 06 June 2018

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Hampshire LOC will be held on Wednesday 06 June 2018  at Norton Park Hotel, Sutton Scotney, Nr Winchester SO21 3NB.  Registration for the event will commence at 18:00hrs. We hope that as many of you as possible will attend the meeting to hear all about the LOC’s activities in the past year and proposals for the coming year. Prior to the AGM starting there will be a talk by our guest speaker Mr James Kirwan MA FRCOphth. The title of Mr Kirwan’s talk is: “Priority Setting for Glaucoma: Are we managing it NICEly?” Attendees will be able to claim one CET point for the lecture. Click on the following for the Agenda for the evening, previous Minutes, the Chair's Report and Finance spreadsheet. We currently have two vacancies on the Management Committee for representatives (ideally Fareham & Gosport and Southampton City) but this is not set in stone. Unfortunately no nominations have been forthcoming since the LOC sent out the notification of the AGM. If you wish to be a part of the management committee please speak to Roisin Carruthers (Chair) or Anne Gill (Hon Secretary) on the night. There are still places available to attend the AGM so please support your LOC and confirm your intention to attend including GOC Number and any dietary requirements by emailing isilk@hampshireloc.org.uk  before Monday, 28 May 2018.

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Business Manager: Ian Silk (07808) 658143 | Postal Address: c/o 5 Lily Walk, Durrington, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP4 8ND