11th September 2017
The next Wiltshire LOC committee meeting will be at 7:30pm on Monday 11th September 2017 at the Bear Hotel in Devizes.
The Bear Hotel
The Market Place, Devizes, Wiltshire.
3rd May 2017
Our AGM and education evening is taking place this Wednesday 3rd May 2017 and will include a CET lecture by Bath Consultant Richard Antcliffe. The title of the
lecture is Diabetic Retinopathy 2017 and will include an interactive CET point for Optoms and DOs.
The event is being held at The Methuen Arms, Corsham and starts at 1830 hrs for a buffet and networking with Bondeye and Wiltshire Sight. The lecture will begin at
1900hrs followed by the AGM after a short break. We'd love to see you there!
9th February 2017
Wiltshire LOC have organised a MECS Accreditation Evening scheduled for all Wiltshire optometrists on the 29th
March 2017 at Chippenham Specsavers. We would really like to see us all accredited in MECS so that we are ready to be of value to what lies ahead in the arena of Optometry in
We have decided as a committee that the fee will be £150 per practitioner payable by yourselves either by credit card over the phone via Susan Downie
or 07931 767 636 or by Bacs as follows :
Account Name: Wiltshire Local Optical Committee
Account Number: 40978566
Sort Code: 20-05-06
Please make sure you add your name as a reference for direct BACS payments.
Please be advised there are limited spaces for this event and we are LIVE on WOPEC website as of now. If you are still in need of codes for your distance learning
modules that will need to be completed in advance, please email us by return and we will organise a code for you.
12th January 2017
Last night saw a successful first meeting of the year with most of the committee present and working hard on your behalf.
I would like to give you all some points to note for the present and the near future.
1: Twitter feed:
Please follow us on @wiltshireloc.
stay up to date by linking to the website.
2: MECS accreditation:
An evening is being planned around second week in March. TBC. Please get your distance learning completed before then and apply on the Wopec web site.
The venue is to be Chippenham Specsavers as this was felt to be most central to all.
The cost is going to be £150 per applicant and will be posted on the Wopec website asap.
Please check Wopec site periodically.
Date has been set for the 3rd May 2017 venue TBC. An evening of Cet will be provided and a chance to get to know your
4: Evolutio pilot:
Discussions with Wiltshire Ccg are ongoing. We will keep you informed of any imminent changes.
5: Swindon Ccg:
Discussions continue to progress with regard to Extended Eye Services (mecs) and the discussions have been taken to STP
level. Again we will keep you all posted.
6: Next Committee meeting:
8th March 2017. Please feel free to email any discussion points you would like raised.
Wiltshire LOC Chair