To all local Contractors and Performers in the Dudley area,

Notification of Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Dudley LOC will be held on Monday 20th June 2022 at 6:30pm. The venue is the Clinical Education Centre, Russells Hall Hospital, Pensnett Road, Dudley DY1 2HQ, followed by CET

It is anticipated that the meeting will be a short one, dealing only with necessary business. Of course, there will be an opportunity for any person to raise a point if they wish.

This will be followed by CET. Dr Jawaid will cover a wide range of Paediatric cases that can present in everyday clinical practice, their assessment, management and referral such as myopia and atropine, keratotoconus, optic disc swelling blepharokeratoconjunctivitis, squints to name a few.

It promises to be a fascinating insight into Paediatric referrals and we look forward to welcoming you back to share the evening with us.

Registration is online only at

We will be asking the AGM to ratify proposal for the Heart of West Midlands Regional Optical Confederation. The Heart of West Midlands Regional Optical Committee has been meeting since 2012, representing the LOCs of Birmingham, Solihull, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall & Wolverhampton, and has been very effective. However in light of changes in NHS structures regionally it has been determined a formal confederation would be a more effective way of getting the profession’s voice heard by these larger bodies.

We will also be discussing making a further contribution to the Central LOC fund.

The Performer list is now managed nationally, so the LOC do not know who all performers are in the area. If you are a contractor please ensure all performers working at you practice are made aware of the AGM. If you are a performer and know of another performer who works in the area who has not been invited, please let me know. The LOC constitution makes clear it is the responsibility of performers and contractors to inform the LOC of their contact details.

Registration is online only at


Dudley LOC AGM 14th June 2021 – Minutes

AGM 2022 Agenda

Chairs report 2022


West Midlands Confederation Proposal Final

Dudley LOC Business Plan 2022-23

Central Optical Fund proposal 2022

Dudley LOC accounts 2021-2

Postal voting form 2022

Proxy voting form 2022

Elections for the Committee

The deadline for nominations passed at midnight on 29th May. There are 3 performer and 2 contractor seats up for election this year. The following nominations have been received:

  • Charles Barlow (Performer)
  • Amir Afzal (Performer)
  • Shazad Mahmood (Contractor)
  • Ameerah Riaz Ahmed (Contractor)
  • Qadir Baz (Performer)

Therefore all the above are unopposed.