Hampshire LOC AGM – 05 June 2019

Notification of Annual General Meeting
05 June 2019

To all local Contractors and Performers in the Hampshire LOC area:

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Hampshire LOC will be held on Wednesday 05 June 2019



Novotel Southampton

1 West Quay Road


SO15 1RA



Registration for the event will commence at 18:00hrs.

Prior to the AGM starting there will be a talk by our guest speaker Professor Pete Coffey, Director of the London Project. Key achievements.

The Agenda for the evening, Chair’s Report and the Committee Nomination form, are available via the following links:


AGM Agenda 2019

Committee Nomination Paper

Chair’s Report

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.

This year, all but two posts on the Management Committee are up for election (Six Contractor representatives & four Performer representatives) so if you wish to be nominated for a position on the Committee; you should complete the Nomination paper and return to me by Monday 13th May 2019.

Please confirm your intention to attend including GOC Number and any dietary requirements or, request a proxy or postal vote by emailing isilk@hampshireloc.org.uk  by Monday, 13 May 2019.
Further details together with committee nominations and postal voting or proxy paper (for those of you unable to attend) will be sent out on or about 15 May 2019.

Ian Silk – Hampshire LOC Business Manager



Optometry is changing at its fastest ever rate and our profession is in need of change in response to the disruptive technology all around us in the digital age. The way you work in the future will be shaped by these technologies. There are both opportunities and threats posed by these changes.

The LOC represents all practitioners in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight whether they  work in the corporate or independent sectors. It negotiates for enhanced services with the local NHS and is also engaged with our national representatives at LOCSU to further the aims of the profession.

Make no mistake! Change will occur with or without our input.

The LOC needs to be revitalised with young enthusiastic practitioners whose futures will be affected by these changes.  No experience is necessary except for your understanding of the situation.

Please put yourself , or a colleague forward for election at this year’s AGM in June . We will help you to settle in with an LOC” buddy “who can explain any unfamiliar terms or NHS working methods.

Give something back to your profession and help us to be better in the future. After all it is you who will ultimately have to live and work with these changes.

Please view the following short video to see what you get out of being involved with the LOC

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