Useful links

You may find some of the following links useful. If you own or use a website which you think will be beneficial to our members, please email them to a member of the NWLLOC Committee for potential inclusion.


The claim form for the CET grant is now available on the link below.

The window for making claims runs from 14th July 2014 to 14th November 2014.

Completed forms need to be sent to the claims section LaSCA as before. LaSCA is now called NHS England-Primary Care Support Services (Preston Office) and the address is PCSS Preston Office, 3 Caxton Road, Fulwood, Preston PR2 9ZZ.

The address of the Local Area Team is NHS England (Lancashire), Floor 2, Preston Business Centre, Watling Street Road, Preston PR2 8DY.



Association of Optometrists (GO)
The representative body of optometrists


Booking & Choice Changes - Blackpool / North Lancs (GO)


Central (Local Optical Committee) Fund (GO)


College of Optometrists (GO)
The educational and public interest organisation for optometry


East Lancs Local Optometric Committee (GO)
Another local optometric committee


Eyecare Information Services (GO)
Useful source of patient information.


Galloway's Society for the Blind (GO)
Galloway's Society for the Blind
Howick House
Howick Park Avenue


General Ophthalmic Services - Policy (GO)
Notices relating to GOS, including voucher and ST updates, are posted here


General Ophthalmic Services - Letters (GO)
Older GOS related documents such as FPNs can often be located on the COIN database


General Optical Council (GO)
The statutory body regulating optometry in the UK.


Arun Brahma gave a presentation to the LOC AGM 2010 and kindly offered his services to provide leaflets for optometrists to use in practice when dealing with patients with Keratoconus. His e-mail address is

Anyone requiring his mobile contact number should contact Mike Broadhurst directly on

LOCSU New Committee Induction Pack (GO)
right hand side list - Induction pack July 09.


National Optical Conference 2012 (GO)
is for Local Optical Committees (LOCs), optometrists, opticians and optometric advisors. Organised by AOP, on behalf of LOCSU and the Optical Confederation, the event provides an unrivalled opportunity to find out the latest news about enhanced eye services and to share knowledge and network with colleagues from around the country. Please use the link to access the presentations from the NOC 2012.


NHS Stationery requests (GO)
A website to order standard NHS stationary online.


NHS Choices for professionals (GO)


NVision (GO)
Princess Alexandra Home
Bosworth Place

01253 362692


Optician (GO)
Journal for optometrists and dispensing opticians from Reed Business Publications


Optometry Complaints Advice Leaflet (GO)
Advice leaflet from the Department of Health with regard to notification of and dealing with complaints at optical practices.


Optometry Today (GO)
Premier optometric journal in the UK published by the AOP


Quality in Optometry (GO)
A website that provides a toolkit for clinical governance in optometry practice.


Royal National Institute for the Blind (GO)
For patient information.


The Benefit Fund of The College of Optometrists and Association of Optometrists (GO)


The British Dyslexia Association (GO)
For information about dyslexia.


The Dyslexia Institute (GO)
An educational charity for the assessment and teaching of people with dyslexia.