Up-coming Events


  • Educational Events 9th & 23rd of October 2018

The NE London LOC are glad to inform you of upcoming CET events on 9th and 23rd October as mentioned in this letter.

These evenings are open to all clinical staff and contractors practicing in the Barking & Dagenham, Havering & Waltham Forest CCG areas.

We welcome those from both multiple and independent practice (as is usual for all LOC endorsed events).

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further details if required.

  • BHR NHS medication Prescribing Restrictions

    In 2017 BHR (Barking & Dagenham, Redbridge & Havering) CCGs’ three governing bodies approved a set of recommendations, developed by GP clinical leads, related to the two ‘Spending NHS Money Wisely’ public consultations. A major strand of the work covers NHS prescribing – particularly some Over The Counter medications.
    Although this mainly affects pharmacists, some of the changes will affect optometry referrals for medication which is no longer available on the NHS. Please see here for your information.


    The three clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) across Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge are about to introduce a prior approvals process for a number of procedures, including cataracts.
    Continue reading               POLCE policy - Cataract             Additional Information
            Download the referral form here  

  • Barking & Dagenham Eye Health campaign 2016/17

         Please read for more information

  • Parliamentary Reception and Petition

The NELLOC Chair was invited to attend an exclusive Parliamentary Reception hosted by Lord Holmes, the Optical Confederation and charity SeeAbility. Please see the report here ( equalrighttosight ) &  photo with Margaret Hodge (MP), Maureen Rose (local campaigner) & Jig Joshi (Chair NELLOC). A Parliamentary Campaign has been set up to support making sight tests easier for those with a learning disability. Please sign, circulate & support this   campaign:
         Please sign here: https://petition.parliament. uk/petitions/133239

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