LOC Support

Support for Local Optical Committees

The main focus of JCL has been to look after the needs of Local Optical Committees although we also work for individual optometry practices, private eye clinics, and other optical and non-optical businesses. The range of work covered for LOCs has expanded with the expansion of their role and the changes in the NHS.

Whilst we are perfectly set up for managing all the day to day administration, communication, CET administration and business requirements of LOCs, we have also been heavily involved in setting up enhanced services throughout the country from writing business cases, negotiation with PCTs and CCGs, running accreditation, managing ongoing schemes through participation in steering/audit groups and management of ongoing accreditation requirements.

In recent times this has involved procurement through the LOC company model. We are currently dealing with all administrative aspects of companies set up in Croydon, Somerset and Kent.

We currently work with 9 LOCs in total from offices in London and Yeovil with staff experienced in dealing with LOCs and the NHS.

Examples of work:

Lambeth, Southwark, and Lewisham: involved in set up and ongoing management of the Minor Eye Conditions scheme in Lambeth and Lewisham as well as re-launch of glaucoma repeat measures scheme and negotiation and set up of cataract referral refinement.

Croydon: wrote original business case for CORS scheme. Project management of successful bid for the Community Ophthalmology Tender via Complete Ophthalmic Services CIC. Charles acts as Executive Director of the company which is now in its second year of running the service.

Somerset: involved in set up of ACES, negotiation of enhanced service contract which became the basis for the national model contract. Run all accreditation for ACES, IOP and OHT scheme and provide assurance to the CCG. Set up LOC company which will both directly and via third parties, provide support service to practices such as clinical waste collection, equipment maintenance, education and training for optometrists and the practice team.

London LOCs: currently representing all London LOCs to NHS England on GOS matters.

Other LOCs: Avon, Barnet, Enfield and Haringey, Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, East London and City, Kent and Medway.

LOC Companies: Complete Ophthalmic Services CIC (Croydon), Enhanced Eyecare Services (Somerset), Primary Eyecare (East London & City), Primary Eyecare (Kent and Medway) Ltd.

For further information, please contact us on locsupport@jclconsulting.co.uk or call 020 8663 9014.