LOC CONSTITUTION

Central Mersey LOC was formed on 10th January 2007, via a merger of  2 previous LOCs,  North Cheshire LOC and St Helens and Knowsley LOC. Central Mersey Local Optical Committee now serves the interests of GOS contractors and performers in 4 CCG areas, Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and Warrington and has links with Mersey area team of NHS England.

THE COMMITTEE

The Committee consists of up to 14 members, half are elected by contractors and half by ophthalmic performers in the LOC area. Elections for members are held every 3 years, with the next election is due in March 2022. There are currently no vacancies on the committee; Anybody wishing to be considered for membership in the future should contact the Secretary.

The LOC meets 5 times a year and holds an AGM in March. Forthcoming meeting dates can be viewed in the calendar section of this site.

Non-members are welcome to attend meetings as an observer and join members for dinner afterwards. This is a useful way to get to know more about the workings of the LOC and meet colleagues socially.

Bob Wilkes, Chairman

 

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: FROM MARCH 2013

Chair: Bob Wilkes

Secretary: Ian White

Treasurer: Ian Carr

Vice Chair: Melanie  Lutas (Knowsley Representative and Webmaster)

Debi Blaney: Contractors Representative

Andrew Dagnall: St Helens Representative

Gordon Elliott: Diabetes Screening Lead and Warrington Representative

Paul Gilmore: Independent practitioners Representative

Colin Jones: Dispensing Opticians Representative

Stuart Jones: Halton Representative

Paul Morgan: CET Lead

Natalie Reynolds: Hospital Optometry Representative

Rachel Tinsley: Employed optometrists and social media Representative

Keith Williams: IT and Liaison with other LOCs

Co-opted:

None

LOC CONSTITUTION JUNE 2013

The latest version of the LOC Constitution, drafted in June 2013 can be downloaded below: