Events (original)

The next meeting of the Hertfordshire LOC will be on Monday 7th October 2019, at a venue to be confirmed. Usually starting at 6.30pm, this will be confirmed nearer the time.


The next CET event will be on Monday 18th November 2019 at the BioPark in Welwyn Garden City, starting at 6.30. Invitiations to follow to everyone on the Hertfordshire LOC mailing list.


If you would like to be added to this list, would like to attend a committee meeting, or have any enquiries about the LOC, please contact the administrator for more details: 




The last meeting of the Hertfordshire LOC was on Monday 24th June 2019, at the BioPark in Welwyn Garden City.



Herts LOC held their last AGM on 25th March at the BioPark in WGC.  It  was an excellent opportunity for practitioners to find out about the LOC, the work that is done to represent practices (the industry), and how we can influence the direction and decisions that are made.


In times of change, such as changes in the NHS and the introduction of enhanced services in other areas, it is vital that we are heard and do everything we can to protect our patients and practices.


Each year now, one third of the LOC is up for election and we are actively seeking Optometrists and DOs with a passion for their roles and a desire to help represent their colleagues.


If you would like any further information about our work or applications to join the committee, please email Dawn on




Message from Janine Collier:

Many thanks for the opportunity to speak with you all on Monday evening.  I hope that you found the talk helpful.

 As an addendum, it is worth me saying that, as you know, the vast majority of optical care is excellent – in fact, when I did my research for this talk, I was surprised at just how few Optical cases had been reported.  My brief was to highlight certain pitfalls and I highlighted just a few cases that have been in the public domain as I can talk about these freely and openly.  All three case studies, perhaps unsurprisingly given the law of averages,  involved two of the largest employers of optometrists (Specsavers and Boots), but the themes and threads can be applied across all practices and were, I hope, food for thought.

Optomentry, Ophthalomology & the Law of Negligence - PDF