Download our December 2017 newsletter for all the latest updates from Bucks LOC (Click Newsletter on the right)



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 will be available for downloading nearer the time. The AGM will be preceded at 7.00pm by a CET talk on myopia management.


Elections will now be held at every AGM, and this year, to achieve the desired balance, the present committee is particularly keen to recruit an optometrist and a dispensing optician who are not contractors. If you’d like to learn more about what is involved, contact Angela for information:


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.