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May 30, 2024
Macular Awareness Week Invite for Patients

Dear Patient, It is our pleasure to invite you to a Macular Patients’ Event on Tuesday 25th June at our Gillingham Surgical Centre. Beechings Way, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 6AD. Including special guests from Age UK and Kent Association for the Blind. Programme 6.00pm to 6.15pm – Arrive / Welcome from Stella Black (Macular Society) 6.15pm…

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May 23, 2024
Mobile Sight Centre Visits

The Kent Association for the Blind have asked the LOC to circulate details of upcoming visits of their mobile sight centre (Iris). Please click on the links below for more details. The KAB are happy to post out additional leaflets or posters to practices if you could make use of them to promote the visits…

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May 23, 2024
Additional ICB Information

The Kent Association for the Blind have asked the LOC to circulate details of upcoming visits of their mobile sight centre (Iris). Please click on the links below for more details. The KAB are happy to post out additional leaflets or posters to practices if you could make use of them to promote the visits…

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May 23, 2024
ICB and MECS Information

Please click here for a copy of the presentation given by Paula Smith, ICB at the Kent & Medway LOC AGM. We would also like to remind members of the MECS eligibility criteria as some MECS practices have reported that patients are being incorrectly directed to the service. Conditions covered by the service are as…

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March 25, 2024
Kent & Medway Optometrists Qualification Survey

To help with the negotiation of future community optometry services, the LOC are keen to ascertain the levels of training and qualifications within the local workforce. To this end, we would be grateful if you could complete a very short survey by clicking here. The survey should only take a couple of minutes and we would…

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November 2, 2023
NHS 111 Survey

The NHS National team are undertaking some research on NHS Pathways and Primary care dispositions. Please see below for the details. This survey will be especially relevant to MECS practices. We would be grateful if you could complete the survey. Please note that the closing date is Monday 6th November. ********************************************************************************************************************************************************************** We are very keen…

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October 13, 2023
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for GOC registrants

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for GOC registrants Please see below for details of Professional Development (CPD) for GOC Registrants as supplied by the South East Pharmacy, Optometry and Dentistry Commissioning Hub regarding Continuing . Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for GOC registrants | NHSBSA

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October 2, 2023
Updated Kent & Medway LOC Referral Guidance

Updated Kent & Medway LOC Referral Guidance Please click on the links below for a copy of the latest Kent & Medway LOC Referral Guidance which includes details of the North Kent Wet AMD Rapid Access pathway for new patients to SpaMedica, Sittingbourne, as well as the corresponding SpaMedica Wet AMD Referral Form. Kent & Medway LOC Referral Guidance North…

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September 4, 2023
FINAL REMINDER – Online Wellbeing CPD Event: 6th September 7.30pm

Please see below for a message about an upcoming CPD event on 6th September 2023 at 7:30pm. Kind regards, Kent & Medway LOC ***************************************************************************************************** We are holding a wellbeing CPD workshop for all Eye Care Professionals. Research and feedback has found that so many in the profession benefitted from understanding and working on their wellbeing…

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August 15, 2023
Optom Case Competition 2023!

Please see below for details of a virtual case competition being hosted on 11th October. Kind regards, Kent & Medway LOC *************************************************************************************************** 📣  Calling all Optometrists!  👁 You’re all invited to take part in the Optom Case Presentation 2023 🌟 🗓️ Date: October 11th, 2023 ⏰ Time: Half-Day Event 🌐 Location: Online 💵 FREE! This…

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