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Events/Training

Free Tier 1 Oliver McGowan training for optical staff – The Health and Social Care Act 2022 has made it a requirement of all CQC regulated health and care providers that all their staff – Various dates and times available in March and April 2024 – please click here for further information and booking details.

Glaucoma UK – Empower yourself to support glaucoma patients and prevent sight loss – Discover an exclusive opportunity for free glaucoma training and help shape future programmes for our charity. Join our pilot project – Click here to see the flyer

Introducing Mindfulness Course – (various dates from September 2023 to March 2024) – The Devon Wellbeing Hub are pleased to offer a free, virtual ‘Introducing Mindfulness’ course for colleagues working in healthcare, social care and the police across Devon. https://www.dpt.nhs.uk/news/sign-up-for-the-devon-wellbeing-hub-s-new-introducing-mindfulness-course

WOPEC online courses – Please note we only issue WOPEC codes for Devon based optoms and dispensing opticians, to apply for a code please ensure your email in your name, place of work and GOC number to save a delay in getting your code Please click here for further information

Committee Meetings

If you would like to attend a committee meeting either as a speaker, or as an observer please get in touch with Carole via admin@devonloc.co.uk

22.01.2024 FULL LOC meeting Online 
11.03.2024 FULL LOC meeting F 2 F 
16.05.2024 AGM F 2 F – combined with CPD offer 
News

LATEST NEWS



31st August 2023 – The REI urgent care will be closed on the 4th October 2023 due to the new hospital move. If there are any sight threatening emergencies that need to be seen on the day, please direct the patient to main ED. – University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust  


NEWS LETTERS

Devon LOC

As from February 2023, we stopped producing newsletters and information is now sent out via emails and contained within our website. If you are not on our mailing list and would like to receive update emails, please contact us.

FODO

Latest FODO news can be viewed here

NHS

NHS England Optometry Bulletin July 2023

Quality in Optometry (QIO) 2019/2022 – shared learning and best practice

Looking after you too (15/06/2022): Looking after you too

Monkeypox principles (01/06/2022): Monkeypox principles document

PCSE

PCSE Latest news and archive news can be found here

Archived Newsletters

Devon LOC update – 13th January 2023
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Devon LOC update – 2nd December 2022
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Devon LOC update – 4th November 2022
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Devon LOC update – 30th September 2022
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Devon LOC update – 9th September 2022
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Devon LOC update – 16th August 2022
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Devon LOC update – 28th July 2022
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Devon LOC update – 1st July 2022
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Devon LOC update – 17th June 2022
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Devon LOC update – 20th May 2022
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Archived NHS Bulletins

NHS England Optometry Bulletin September 2022

NHS England Optometry Bulletin July 2022

NHS England Optometry Bulletin June 2022

Competitions

NATIONAL EYE HEALTH WEEK 2023

Vision really matters. Sight is the sense people fear losing the most, yet many of us don’t know how to look after our eyes – National Eye Health Week aims to change all that!

The competition has now closed.

The 2023 entries and WINNERS can be view here