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The 2018 AGM of Buckinghamshire Local Optical Committee will be held at 8.00pm on the evening of 17th April at the Postgraduate Education Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital. The agenda and other documents for the meeting may be downloaded via the links on the right. Representatives from PCSE and LOCSU will be attending the meeting, and able to answer your questions. The AGM will be preceded at 7.00pm by a CET talk on myopia management.


The deadline for committee nominations has now passed, and the number of nominations received does not exceed the number of available places. There will therefore be no requirement for a committee election at the AGM.


The resolutions on which a vote will be taken are as follows:

  1.            To approve adoption of the statutory levy for the forthcoming financial year
  2.            To approve adoption of the contribution to the LOC Support Unit for the forthcoming financial year
  3.            To approve appointment of the inspector of accounts for the forthcoming year


If you are unable to attend, but would still like to vote on the above resolutions, you may do so by post, or by appointing a proxy to vote on your behalf (either the chair of the meeting or a local contractor or performer who is attending the AGM). If you would like to use either of these methods, please contact Angela who will send you the appropriate document.



NICE glaucoma guideline November 2017

LOC advice on the implications of this guideline for practitioners working in Bucks, is available on this website here.


Eyecare pathways sheets

Please go to the Practitioner Matters/Local Schemes and Forms section to download the October/November 2016 versions of the Eyecare Pathways sheets for Mid & South Bucks and MK, giving information on how and where to refer in your area. Also new for October 2016 is an updated version of the document on Urgent & Emergency Eyecare Services, and a new document, to help you decide on the urgency of referrals.



Bucks LOC holds several CET evenings  each year.  Occasional hands-on CET workshops are also organised, and four peer review evenings (also CET-accredited) are held each year. See Education in the Events section of this website for more details.



Following the many problems which practices have encountered with Primary Care Support England, we now have a separate PCSE section on this website.