Croydon Local Optical Committee
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Croydon Local Optical Committee

Croydon Local Optical Committee (LOC)

In the borough of Croydon we have a Local Optical Committee (LOC) which consists of local optometrists, a primary eye care adviser and a secretary. 

The Chairman of the Committee, Christopher Kerr runs his own practice in West Croydon.  In addition, we have a vice-Chairman, David Barker who runs a practice in Central Croydon and a treasurer, Heather Bailey who runs a practice in Sanderstead. The other two members of the Committee (Paras Kothari and Ketan Jadeja) run practices in Thornton Heath and Addiscombe. Our primary eye care adviser, Charles Greenwood, is adviser to several local optical committee's.  

The Committee represents all optometric practices in Croydon. It liaises with the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) on matters relating to eye care. It also works closely with Croydon University Hospital to develop shared working across the borough. The LOC meets six times a year and holds an Annual General Meeting each autumn.

In 2013, the LOC formed a non-profit making company called Complete Ophthalmic Services CIC. We did this in order to be able to bid for a tender that the CCG had issued to run a community ophthalmology service in Croydon known as COS.  We are pleased to say that we were successful in our bid and were appointed as the provider of this service.