#YourLOC Campaign – Get Involved!
29 November 2023
Do you want to help expand primary eyecare? Have your voice heard on issues that matter? Meet new people and learn more about the sector you work in? Or benefit from career development opportunities?
Your Local Optical Committee is your route to making an impact.
At the recent NOC, LOCSU relaunched the #YourLOC campaign and encouraged LOCs to get involved.
LOCs represent the optical profession in England on all local general ophthalmic services matters and play a key role in the design, commissioning and delivery of primary eyecare services.
Any practitioner can get involved regardless of their role, and LOCs are keen to hear from Dispensing Opticians, Contact Lens Opticians and Optometrists as well as practice owners. There is a wide range of activities to get involved in, from commissioning negotiations to communications and no experience is necessary. Work is shared between LOC members and is flexible to fit around existing work commitments, with support on hand from LOC colleagues as well as from LOCSU who provide LOC focused training including the facilitated induction programme and treasurer sessions.
The #YourLOC campaign aims to raise awareness of LOCs and highlight the difference they can make in their locality, particularly for patients. For more information, and to read some of the case studies, click here.
If you’d like to get involved in the campaign and share your experience within an LOC, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.