Bedfordshire Local Optical Committee exists as constituted under Section 5 (4) of the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002 .
1 To advise the CCG(s) and Area Teams for NHS Enland on matters affecting optometrists providing
General Ophthalmic Services in the area.
2 To enable optometrists providing General Ophthalmic Services in the
area to formulate collective views on the administration of the services
and, in particular, to make suggestions for their improvement and to
transmit them to the CCG(s) and Area Teams for NHS Enland.
3 To disseminate information about General Ophthalmic Services among
optometrists in the area and to assist individual optometrists and
corporate contractors to understand and comply with their terms of
4 To give advice to the CCG(s) and Area Teams for NHS Enland and other relevant organisations in
respect of complaints involving General Ophthalmic Services made
against optometrists practising in the area.
5 To advise the CCG(s) and Area Teams for NHS Enland on matters affecting optometrists in relation to the
hospital eye services, the scope and efficiency of those services, and in
connection with the provision of ophthalmic services from health
centres, clinics and the like.
6 To carry out such other advisory or consultative functions as may be
incidental to, or assist in the attainment of, the above objects, including
liaison with relevant bodies within the area.
7 To advise the CCG(s) and Area Teams for NHS Enland on the development of primary eye care in all its
aspects in the area.