East Yorkshire Local Optical Committee

ABOUT US

What is the LOC

The local optical committee is a statutory NHS body comprising all optometrists within a given area who provide services through the GOS. An elected executive of the LOC meets regularly to conduct the business of the committee...

 

BECOME A MEMBER

The LOC website members' area is open to all contractors and performers, dispensing opticians and other interested parties in the NHS in Hull and East Yorkshire.  It contains forms, reports and documents not open to the general public, and also has a forum for members to discuss the matters which concern them.

JUST CLICK ON THE FORUM TAB

(or click on the Members button at the top right of this page)

NEWS

 EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING

 On the 8th September 2015 the LOC held an Extraordinary General Meeting to discuss the possibility of increasing the Statutory Levy from 1%.

During the EGM it was proposed the Levy be increased from 1% up to a maximum of 1.3%.

 

Eligible Members present voted FOR the proposal.

See the news page for more details.

 

 

 

 REFERRALS TO HULL & EAST YORKSHIRE EYE HOSPITAL

A notice was sent out to all contractors and performers on December 23rd regarding direct referrals to Hull.  All referrals should now be sent directly:

 ROUTINE/CATARACT REFERRALS:

Post to:  Central Appointments, Wilson Building, Hull Royal Infirmary, Anlaby Road, Hull HU3 2JZ (for cataracts please add DIRECT CATARACT REFERRAL to top line of address)

Fax to:  (01482) 604445

 URGENT REFERRALS/ADVICE/TRIAGE:

(01482) 675206

Fax to:  (01482) 816757

PLEASE TELEPHONE FIRST

 Out of hours:  (01482) 875875

and ask for the doctor on call for ophthalmology.

WET AMD FAX LINE:  (01482) 816757

For a new, up-to-date list of consultants and their specialities, as well as all the relevant hospital addresses and phone numbers, please click here.

 

 

CATARACT AUDIT FORM FOR

HULL & EAST YORKSHIRE EYE HOSPITAL

A new Cataract Audit Form is now available to download from the 'Community Eyecare' tab. 

 

 

GUIDANCE ON

UNIVERSAL CREDIT

The Optical Confederation has released some guidance regarding the trial of Universal Credit, and how it will affect GOS.  Click here for more details. 

 

 

 

Electronic GOS18 referral form

Under the Community Eyecare tab is now a new referral form created by LOC Executive in collaboration with Colin Vize Clinical Lead Ophthalmology HEYEH.

This form may be completed electronically using MSWord or printed off and completed manually. The larger grey boxes are areas that will accept text input if clicked on. Clicking on the small grey squares enters a cross automatically.

 There is also an electronic version of the Wet AMD fast-track referral fax form (Hull only).

USEFUL LINKS

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