Welcome to North East London LOC

North East London Local Optometric Committee is the organisation representing Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians in Barking, Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest

The LOC is the statutory NHS body which represents the providers and performers of General Ophthalmic Services (GOS), as well as other local optometric services, in the area.

Our function is to liaise with NHS England, local area teams and Clinical Commissioning Groups and Sustainable Transformation Parternships (STP) on matters relating to eye care.We provide peer support and work with partners to deliver eye care services which meet local needs and work with optometrists to formulate collective views and develop ideas for improvement and better ways of working.

We also organise CET events and peer discussion events for optical professionals.


LOC Committee Members

Chair: Jignasa Joshi chair@nelondonloc.com

Vice Chair: Jon Sames

Secretary: Gaynor Harvey info@nelondonloc.com

Treasurer: Ioannis Tompazos

CET Co-ordinator: Joanne Abbott

Bhupinder Bhattu

Vijay Gulati

Chris Packford

Peter Richards

Gurjit Singh Sehmi

Gurvinder Tanna


The LOC is funded by a statutory levy, which is collected from providers of General Optical Services within the CCG areas of Barking, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest.These funds cover the costs of meetings, support and tools, education and training and project costs.

We welcome your feedback, which you can provide by emailing your comments to info@nelondonloc.com or by using the feedback form.

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