East Lancashire Areas Local Optometric Committee represents all optometrists who practise in East Lancs and Blackburn with Darwen. The current commitee is comprised of: Clive Duerden (Chairman), Stuart Ingleby (Vice Chairman), Mark Jinkinson (Treasurer), David Noblett (Secretary), Aftab Ahmed, Zunaid Ally, James Bontoft, Vicky Chiu, David Cleasby, David Gould, Jawad Malik, Nynisha Patel and Ceri Smith-Jaynes. The Committee works with the CCGs and NHS England (Area Team) on all issues relating to NHS Optometric services in the area, including GOS sight tests, GOS regulations and terms of service, Clinical Governance and Enhanced Services.

The Committee also meets about 4 times a year at Ewood Services.

The next LOC meeting Tuesday 16th August, 6:30pm, at Ewood services meeting room. Minutes from the previous meeting on 21st June click here.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016: Thursday 19th May, Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Clayton-le-Moors. 6pm finger buffet for 6:30pm start. Mr Shankar will present a CET lecture entitled 'Glaucoma: the jigsaw'. Approved for 1 CET point for optometrists, therapeutic optometrists and dispensing opticians. For the full AGM agenda, click here. For further information contact David Noblett (using the email address in the top banner) and all optometrists and dispensing opticians are invited to attend. If you have any issues that you feel the LOC should discuss at its next meeting, e-mail your query or problem to David Noblett. See NEWS PAGE for more details.

Over the last year there have been many changes occurring in the commissioning of ophthalmic services and ELLOC will be representing you in negotiations with the clinical commissioning groups. There will be times in the negotiation process where we will need relatively quick feedback from our local optometrists / contractors on a variety of matters. ELLOC is creating an email database of local performers and contractors. We would like local performers and contractors to provide their email address. Please email our secretary using the address below. Please advise if you are an optometrist / contractor or both. Please advise if you are in East Lancs or Blackburn with Darwen (or both).

Email: See logo at the top of the page
Mr. D. Noblett, Secretary, East Lancs Area LOC, 5 Ratten Lane, Hutton, Preston, PR4 5TE. 
Phone: 01772 616798