Our latest newsletter (December 2018) may be downloaded from this page (Click Newsletter on the right)



The 2018 AGM of Buckinghamshire Local Optical Committee was held at 8.00pm on the evening of 17th April at the Postgraduate Education Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital. The minutes are available for download on the right.


The number of committee nominations received did not exceed the number of available places. There was therefore no requirement for a committee election at the AGM. Claire Ranger and Henry Leonard will now commence a new three year term of office, and we are pleased to welcome to the committee new member Uzma Qazi.

We are also very happy that Scott Cosgrove later agreed to be co-opted onto the committee.




NICE glaucoma guideline November 2017

LOC advice on the implications of this guideline for practitioners working in Bucks, is available on this website here.


Eyecare pathways sheets

Please go to the Practitioner Matters/Local Schemes and Forms section to download the latest versions of the Eyecare Pathways sheets for Mid & South Bucks and MK, giving information on how and where to refer in your area. Also new for October 2016 is an updated version of the document on Urgent & Emergency Eyecare Services, and a new document, to help you decide on the urgency of referrals.



Bucks LOC holds several CET evenings  each year.  Occasional hands-on CET workshops are also organised, and four peer review evenings (also CET-accredited) are held each year. See Education in the Events section of this website for more details.



Following the many problems which practices have encountered with Primary Care Support England, we now have a separate PCSE section on this website.