Heart of West Midlands Regional Optical Committee

This body was formed to allow better cooperation and to share experience and knowledge across the Birmingham, Black Country and Solihull area. Please visit this page to find out more.


Neighbouring LOCs

Sandwell LOC Email the Secretary: Pete Hampson
Worcestershire LOC Contact the Secretary: Stuart Burdett
Wolverhampton LOC Email the Secretary: Peter Rockett
Shropshire LOC Email the Secretary: Alan Barker

Primary Eye Care

Primary Eyecare is the national not-for-profit company that superseded the old regional Primary Eye Care (HWM). This larger company facilitates the commissioning of enhanced/community services on a larger scale and can demonstrate considerably increased financial robustness. It allows CCGs/STPs to hold a contract with one provider, and that company then sub-contracts to optometry practices. This also greatly reduces the burden around tendering for services and governance for individual practices.