Kent and Medway LOCal Optical Committee
My Local Optician

About the LOC

Objectives

The objectives of the Kent & Medway LOC can be summarized as follows:

- To inform, advise and negotiate with NHS England Area Teams (ATs) or Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) on matters affecting, or liable to affect, local contractors and local performers, including, but not limited to:

the efficient administration and payment of remuneration in relation to Primary Ophthalmic Services
the introduction and implementation of any community eye care services
Hospital Eye Services, in so far as they affect Primary Ophthalmic Services
complaints against local contractors and local performers in respect of Primary Ophthalmic Services or community eye care services in the area.

- To disseminate information and advice about Primary Ophthalmic Services and community eye care services.

- To assist optometrists to understand and comply with their terms of service and to assist them if dealing with complaints in respect of Primary Ophthalmic Services or community eye care services.

LOC Committee Members

Chair: Satvinder Shoker

Vice-Chair: Tinus Bonthuys

Treasurer: Ramu Rao

Administrative Secretary: Charles Greenwood

Committee Members

Linzi Bacon
Harkiret Bahra
Jon Brothwell
Lucy Hall
Sudheer Kondaveeti
Neelam Patel
Pritin Patel
Huw Pinney
Andrew Tremain
Elaine Yorwarth

Michelle Derbyshire (co-opted)