About Sandwell LOC

Sandwell LOC is the organisation representing General Ophthalmic Service(GOS) contract holders and optometrists performing GOS in Sandwell and liaises with the NHS England local area teams and CCGs on matters relating to eyecare.

We strongly encourage contractors and performers in the Sandwell area to bring any concerns they may have to us. Any queries or matters you would like brought to the attention of the committee please contact us.


The LOC do not provide OSCEs. The national Eyecare Company may, from time to time, put these on locally. Candidates are expected to pay their own fees upfront, and if they pass they may be able to claim fees from their local LOC. They would need a contractor registered in the area to sign a claim form for them. If you wish to approach the LOC about claiming fees, please contact us once you have passed your OSCE.

Officers and Committee

Officers are elected annually at the first committee meeting following the AGM. One third of the committee is elected at the AGM each year.

 Chair Peter Bainbridge Secretary Peter Hampson
Treasurer Louise Sarjeant  Vice Chair Divya Sudera
CPD Officer Wasim Sarwar  

The other committee members are:

Inderpal Bansal Jaspinderpal Bansal Majid Jawaid
Iram Noreen Paul Sidhu Richard Stokes
David Wright Abrar Zaman


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