LOC Committee Meeting – Monday 5th December 2022 7PM

The Kensington, Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham LOC’s next committee meeting is due to be held on Monday 5th December 2022 The Royal Oak.  (7pm meeting and meal)


  1. Welcome and Apologies
  2. Chairman’s Report
  3. Vice Chairman’s report – CET update
  4. Treasurer’s Report
  5. Liaison Officer’s Report.
  6. Communication Officer’s Report
  7. Secretary’s Report
  8. Any Other Business
  9. Set date for next LOC meeting
  10. Thanks and Close
If you have any queries that you would like to raise or would like to attend the next meeting please email our Secretary, Mrs Fazlin Jehta, at kcwhfloc@gmail.com.

Each meeting is free to attend and open to all Optical Professionals.


MECS Service

MECS (Minor Eye Condition Service) is now live across the Central London NHS CCG.

To participate within this service you must have completed your MECS WOPEC accreditation.

If you wish to participate or learn more about this new service then please email kcwhfloc@gmail.com

Minor Eye Problems?


Please note that during the COVID-19 outbreak, consultations will be undertaken by video or telephone in the first instance. If you have a recent problem with your eyes – such as sore eyes, red eyes or visual disturbance – and you are registered with a GP practice in Central London CCG  (London Borough of Westminster except Queens Park and Paddington), please PHONE one of the local Opticians listed below, for an initial assessment and appointment.

Search for your local MECS provider here

Pathways in Westminster & the Tri-borough

Currently all referrals in Westminster should be made through the Single Point of Referral system or  Opera system, this is regardless of whether or not you offer enhanced services.

For the rest of the tri-brough all referrals should be made via the GP.

For cases of Wet AMD, practitioners should contact Western Eye Hospital either via telephone or email (See Emergency Eye Casualties below for details)

Please note: There is no Macula Clinic at Charring Cross so do not refer emergencies.                                                                    There is no Emergency department at Chelsea & Westminster.


Emergency Eye Casualties
For details of Emergency Services in and around London see here

About the Committee

Who is your LOC committee for 2022:

KCWHF LOC is funded by Ophthalmic Contractors in the Kensington, Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham area and acts on behalf of the Contractors, Performers, and others registered with the GOC in dealing with the NHS.

Members of the Committee are 50% Contractors and 50% Performers plus the Committee can co-opt from outside this group, eg Dispensing Opticians, to give a diverse balance.

Other Objectives of KCWHF LOC are to:

  • Promote the profession to all stakeholders in the county
  • Promote Enhanced Services to all parts of the county
  • Communicate with Commissioners of Health Services
  • Inform the profession about relevant changes in the Health Service
  • Facilitate training for Enhanced Services
  • Facilitate contract compliance by contractors and performers
  • Be the first point of contact for practitioners seeking help with disputes and complaints via NHS.
  • Facilitate Peer Reviews and other statutory training requirements for GOC and NHS

Chair : Mr Azzam Shweiki

Vice Chair : Mr Kanti Fatania

Secretary : Mrs Fazlin Jetha

Treasurer : Mr Michael Hawkins

Liaison Officer : Mr Shafquet Mohamed

Communications Officer : Mrs Zohra Salim

CPD Officer : Ms Sheena Patel

Committee :

Mr Panos Nicolaou
Ms Bozena Trylska
Ms Priyanka Matrubai
Mr Shafquet Mohamed
Mrs Fazlin Jetha
Mrs Zohra Salim
Ms Vesna Drazic
Ms Zahra Jessa