The West Pennine Local Optical Committee (LOC) is the official organisation representing GOS contractors and practitioners within the NHS in Oldham, Tameside and Glossop.
It provides advice to the NHS commissioners, Clinical Commissioning Groups and information to Optometrists in the area.
The LOC is an active member of the Confederation of Greater Manchester LOCs. The Confederation was formed to liaise with NHS England in Greater Manchester
in matter relating to General Ophthalmic Services, as well as to participate with the GM Health & Social Care Partnership (DevoManc).