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Welcome to the website for Surrey Local Optical Committee (LOC)

This is where we provide information about our roles and services along with other information about our developments relating to the optical profession. You will also find information including minutes of recent meetings and other valuable downloadable documentation, some of these are password protected. Contact the LOC office if you require more information to access. If you have any questions about our work, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

PCC News - Latest Bulletin:

18th October 2016

PHN's Opchat News Update

6th October 2016



For previous bulletins, please contact us

NHS Primary Care Contracting (PCC) exists to support the implementation of national policy and the development of best practice in commissioning for primary care. They support Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) online, via local and national events and through a network of expert advisors.

Up and Coming Events

Next Committee Meeting



Registering for Online Portal of Primary Care Support England  Update 18th April 2016

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Increase of NHS Voucher Values from 1st April 2016

Vouchers at a Glance 2016

More detail in Guidance section

Ashford & St Peters NHS Trust would like to invite any optometrists to attend their Ophthalmology department if they are keen to increase their knowledge.

Please contact 

for details  

If you want to be connected to NHS net, then see Guidance section on how to access this

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Password Protected Areas

Members' Area

Agenda and Minutes, etc and LOC Contact List


Information and policies about a whole range of topics which you may find useful in practice


Local Optical Committee Support Unit Guidance

The NHS Choices system for optics was upgraded from September 2011. Please see information on how you can edit your practice profile in Guidance section and detailed information in LOCSU section

The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) states on their website:

“The Data Protection Act 1998 requires every data controller who is processing personal information in an automated form to notify, unless they are exempt. Failure to notify is a criminal offence. Register entries have to be renewed annually. If you are required to notify but don’t renew your registration, you are committing a criminal offence.”

Essentially ALL organisations that process data – which dental, pharmacies, optical practices etc do - must be registered with the ICO. It is an annual process which costs £35, and which is a legal requirement.

The organisations/practice must complete a notification ASAP, and then annually keep that notification up to date? It is actually a simple and straightforward process. Here’s the link to the relevant part of the ICO website

NHS Surrey CCGs

CCG Reference List by Practice
(Password Protected)

Optometrists by CCG and Postcode
(Password Protected)

NHS Practices Listed within CCG
(Password Protected)

Surrey Downs

NE Hants & Farnham

North West Surrey

East Surrey

Guildford & Waverley



PCCS Counter Fraud Newsletter - Spring/Summer 2012
(Password Protected)

CGCs in Surrey - Spring 2013
(Password Protected)



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What is Surrey LOC?

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Useful Links

Optical Benefit Fund

The Central (LOC) Fund

Address: 218 Kneller Road, Twickenham, Middx, TW2 7EF
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