News

Our latest newsletter (June 2019) and archive editions, may be downloaded from the Newsletter page. (Click the link on the right)

 

AGM

The 2019 AGM of Buckinghamshire Local Optical Committee was held at 8.00pm on the evening of 24th April at the Postgraduate Education Centre, Stoke Mandeville Hospital. 

Elections now take place at every AGM, and this year we had vacancies for one performer and one contractor. The two present committee members who had volunteered to stand down indicated that they wished to stand for re-election, and no new nominations were received. The committee therefore remains as before. Please see here for membership.

 

 

PCSE

Following the many problems which practices have encountered with Primary Care Support England, we now have a separate PCSE section on this website. Recent additions to this section include two short training videos about the new PCSE online claims process.

 

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 available are the document on Urgent & Emergency Eyecare Services, and another document, to help you decide on the urgency of referrals.

 

2019 AOP campaign on smoking cessation

If you'd like to get involved, read more about the AOP’s ‘stub it out’ campaign.

The College of Optometrists also has useful information for the public.

For more local information, download the Buckinghamshire Tobacco Control Strategy from this page. You and your patients will also find lots of local help and support by visiting https://www.livewellstaywellbucks.co.uk/Service/29/stop-smoking

 

Education

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.

 

Optical Benevolent Fund

The Benevolent Fund of the College of Optometrists and the Association of Optometrists https://www.opticalbenfund.com/ can offer assistance to members and former members of the optical profession and their dependants when they are going through difficult times. Click the link on this page to download the April 2019 letter from chair, Sue Wilford.