Minor Eye Conditions - North Lincolnshire
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Glaucoma Referral Refinement Scheme - North and North East Lincolnshire
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North and North East Lincolnshire LOC
North & North East Lincolnshire Local Optometric Committee (LOC) is the statutory NHS body which represents the providers and performers of General Ophthalmic Services (GOS), as well as other local optometric services, in the area.
The Committee is responsible to the Area Team of NHS England. It also interacts with the clinical commissioning groups within North and North East Lincolnshire.
GOS (known commonly as NHS sight testing) is provided by contractors (normally high street practices and domiciliary companies). Contracts can be held by optometrists, ophthalmic medical practitioners, dispensing opticians, lay persons or companies. Sight tests are usually carried out (performed) by optometrists, who must be registered with the General Optical Council and be on the Ophthalmic Performers List administered by an Area Team on behalf of NHS England.
Are you new to the area or a visiting Locum? Click here to view this areas guidance and scheme details.
COVID 19 UPDATE FROM YOUR LOCAL OPTICAL COMMITTEE
I write to you at a time where the Covid 19 virus has come with great anxiety leading to serious issues to peoples health and livelihoods.
We as your Local Optical Committee are here to listen to you and support you.
As your local voice we would be grateful if you would like to share any of your thoughts and the impact of this, on you or your organisation.
We are here to be advocates and influence local and national strategy on this.
You are not alone in this and we as your LOC are here to support you.
We aim to update our website regularly with this guidance. (SEE LINK BELOW)
Should you or anyone in your practice require any advice and support , please do get in touch.
Also please see the COVID-19 page for more information
Chair, North and North East Lincolnshire LOC
** AOP - common questions about Coronavirus - please click for up-to-date information from the AOP **