local optical committee

local optical committee

The statutory body in the UK which represents opticians’ interests at the local level for both contractors and performers providing general ophthalmic services.
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The Optical Confederation provided a combined submission with the Local Optical Committee Support Unit, outlining optometry as "an under-recognised part of the primary care workforce.
He is an active member of the Local Optical Committee, which has helped see the introduction of local initiatives such as the Direct Cataract Referral Scheme, to which the Smithdown Place Specsavers store is accredited.
The mum-of-one is a trustee of the College of Optometrists, chairman of the Warwickshire Association of Optometrists, and a member of the Coventry Local Optical Committee.
Katrina Venerus, managing director of the Local Optical Committee Support Unit told OT: "Meeting the health needs of the whole population is a huge challenge for the NHS.
The chair also confirmed that Devon local optical committee will feature in a live broadcast on health channel Hiblio, while the DVLA will also host an eye health raising event at its head offices.
The SeeAbility-led pilot study of the Local Optical Committee Support Unit (LOCSU) eye care pathway carried out 104 sight tests in the London 'Tri-Borough' areas of Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Westminster.
Smoking cessation, weight management and alcohol screening will be offered to patients in practices taking part in the scheme, which has been devised by Dudley Local Optical Committee (LOC) and Public Health Dudley.
Whilst evidence supplied by the Local Optical Committee Support Unit (LOCSU) demonstrates that a deflection of referrals can be anticipated when community services are commissioned, a corresponding reduction in outpatient activity is ultimately required.
KENSINGTON, CHELSEA, Westminster local optical committee (KCW LOC) has received formal confirmation that its bid to deliver ophthalmology services in the community in a new way, with optical practices working together with local hospitals to provide NHS eye care, has been successful.
She is also a facilitator for the local optical committee support unit, an examiner for the Association of British Dispensing Opticians.
Managing director of the Local Optical Committee Support Unit, Katrina Venerus, said: "It is disappointing that the volume of NHS sight tests fell in 2014-15, particularly given that the number of people in the over 60s eligibility category is increasing year-on-year.
The Local Optical Committee Support Unit (LOCSU) will be launching the new national data repository, which is being developed to build a watertight case for the introduction of primary eye care services.

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