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Latest Lecture Notes Available
The Powerpoint presentation given by Mr Ian Simmons as part of his CET lecture on November 7th is now available to download. Simply click on Downloads above and scroll to the bottom section. It contains some excellent reference material which would be useful to have on ones practice computer.
(9th November 2017)

Next CET Evening Announced
The next in the LOC's series of CET training meetings will be held on Tuesday 7th November. It will again be a two part evening as follows;

5.45 Buffet
6.15 Workshop "Avoiding Non Adaptation" by Andrew Sanders from Hoya. 3 CET points will be available for both Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians.
7.30 Lecture "Head Trauma & The Eye by Ian Simmons, Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. 1 CET point for Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians.
8.30 Meeting Close

CET accreditation has been approved. If you would like to attend then please email your name and GOC number to cet@wakefieldoptometry.org.uk at an early opportunity as places may be limited again. As usual the event will be held at the Holmfield Eating Inn, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, in the upstairs meeting room.

LOC Levy To Be Reduced
Following an LOC committee meeting on the 29th August it has been decided to reduce the LOC levy which is applied to all practices in the Wakefield area. The current levy stands at 1% which is then split with 0.5% transferred to the LOC Support Unit and 0.5% going to Wakefield LOC. From October 2017 the LOC percentage will be reduced to 0.1% making a new total deduction of 0.6%. The levy is applied to the amount claimed by each practice for NHS sight tests and the LOC portion is used to support LOC activities such as CET meetings and attending official meetings.

Wakefield LOC Treasurer Mark Shelton said, "It was important to ensure that the LOC had sufficient funds to carry out its duties but had an obligation to minimise costs to local practices". It is anticipated that the new reduced rate will be effective until April 2018 but will be extended further if this is possible.
(29th August 2017)