Welcome to the website for Devon LOC who represent Optical professionals and contractors delivering NHS eye care across the county.
The LOC is a statutory Local Representative Committee formed by National Health Service regulation who liaise between clinicians, optical practices, NHS England, the Devon Integrated Care System, all the four acute hospitals in the area and health care professionals across the county. We also work closely with patient representative groups within the area.
We work to improve eye health outcomes by supporting local eye care professionals to deliver services and remove inequality in eye care provision for all patients.
We hope the information within the site will be useful for providing information to practitioners and patients alike and we would welcome any feedback or comments.
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The latest News and Events
- Product recall of specific brands of carbomer eye gel: recall of AACARB eye gel, AACOMER eye gel and PUROPTICS eye gel: potential risk of infection, DSI/2023/11https://www.gov.uk/drug-device-alerts/specific-brands-of-carbomer-eye-gel-recall-of-aacarb-eye-gel-aacomer-eye-gel-and-puroptics-eye-gel-potential-risk-of-infection-dsi-slash-2023-slash-11#actions-for-healthcare-professionals
- Plymouth MEC Service- NHS111 advice to patientsFollowing the changes to REI protocols (see previous LOC updates) more patients are being signposted to NHS111 from primary care and likewise we are also seeing an increase in MECS… Read More »Plymouth MEC Service- NHS111 advice to patients
- Post Op Cataract appointments – Nightingale Hospital (Exeter).We are receiving emails concerning post op cataract appointments, from surgery carried out at the Nightingale Hospital (Exeter). Unfortunately, there is not a cataract post operative follow up pathway with the Nightingale. Therefore,… Read More »Post Op Cataract appointments – Nightingale Hospital (Exeter).