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Wiltshire LOC AGM
Wednesday 1 May 2019
The Bear Hotel, Devizes
The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Wiltshire LOC will be held on Wednesday 1st May 2019 at The Bear Hotel, Devizes SN10 1HS. Following the meeting, a clinical CET lecture will be given by consultant ophthalmologist Jonathon Norris entitled “Eyelids, what you need to know”.
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Wiltshire LOC AGM
Wednesday 23 May 2018
The bear Hotel, Devizes
Recorded By Carolyn Hudd
The evening began at 1830 hrs with a buffet for networking.
Susan welcomed everyone to the meeting and apologised for the cancellation of No 7 CET peer review. The event was not accredited in time but is looking to be reorganised for later in the year.
Susan directed everyone to the annual report on each table and advised that this will be made available on the website. The report gives information and updates for this years’ progress and notes what each committee member is responsible for.
In summary, Wiltshire LOC’s primary income is from the GOS Levy. The LOC get 0.25% and LOCSU get 0.5%. Occasional sponsorship is also received.
Working on a calendar year, the opening balance was £6779.82 and the closing balance was £8849.26.
Income for the LOC was £12829.80 and for LOCSU it was £20593.94
Expenditure largely consisted of expenses for committee members to attend meetings, organising a MECS training evening and paying for meeting venues.
These accounts were verified by ex LOC Chair Keith Pearce and it is with great thanks.
Martin Bull asked for approval to keep the levy at it’s current amount. The congregation agreed unanimously.
A short break followed.
Martin Russ – LOCSU Commissioning Lead
Martin gave a presentation to explain the role LOCSU have in helping with commissioning of services, explaining that our area is run like an Accountable Care Organisation – many agencies working from a fixed budget.
Martin explained there is work to merge Primary Eyecare Company Southern and Primary Eyecare Company Northern so that bidding for services becomes easier. This process will pool experience and resources. Many bidding processes require a company to have access to millions of pounds.
This presentation is available below.
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The Wiltshire LOC AGM 2018
Wiltshire LOC would like to invite you to the Annual General Meeting
on Wednesday 23 May 2018.
The evening will take place at The Bear Hotel, Devizes and commence at 1830 hrs
for a cold buffet and a chance to network.
At 1900hrs, we will begin with a Peer Review led by No 7 –
Contact Lens Fitting & Best Practice
A short break will follow
At approximately 2000hrs, the AGM will commence with guest speakers as follows:
Martin Russ – LOCSU Lead to overview LOCSU future plans
Millie Miller – Regional Liaison Manager, National Engagement Team
Primary Care Support England – Improvements to Payments
We really look forward to seeing you there and hope you will be able to join us.
Please RSVP by Friday 11th May 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wiltshire LOC Education Event
Wednesday 7th Feb 2018
We would like to invite you to our next educational event themed around good referrals. The event is an excellent opportunity to network and engage with fellow eyecare professionals and will take place at Devizes Town Hall, St. John’s Street, Devizes, SN10 1BN (in the Cheese Hall) on Wednesday 7th February 2018 starting from 6.30pm until 9:30pm.
6:30pm Welcome buffet and registration
Update on triage services for Wiltshire referrals
7:00pm CET lecture by Guy Smith (Consultant Ophthalmologist, GWH)
An update on Cataract Surgery and IOL refractive surgery
8:00pm Scope Ophthalmics Ltd
Managing Blepharitis in community practice
8:20pm Break (tea and coffee)
8:30pm CET lecture by Jyotin Pandit (Consultant Ophthalmologist, GWH)
Assigning priority and triage of referrals
We are hoping the lectures will be approved for both Optometrist and Dispensing Optician CET points and can confirm this closer to the event.
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 Wiltshire.
Account Name: Wiltshire Local Optical Committee
Account Number: 40978566
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