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The Federation of (Ophthalmic and Dispensing) Opticians is a leading professional membership and insurance organisation that represents primary care eye health providers in the UK and Ireland and offers bespoke and targeted advice to our diverse business and individual membership.

We represent the interests of opticians, optometrists and other optical professionals and businesses at the highest level of national policy debate.

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Spring Statement - FODO welcomes Government commitment to tackle 'scourge' of late payments

Spring Statement - FODO welcomes Government commitment to tackle 'scourge' of late payments

13th March

Responding to this afternoon’s Spring Statement by Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond, Federation of (Ophthalmic and Dispensing) Opticians (FODO) Chief Executive David Hewlett, said:

FODO CET Sessions at Optrafair

FODO CET Sessions at Optrafair

9th March

FODO is running three CET sessions at this year’s Optrafair (14-16 April) in Birmingham, where also be exhibiting.

OFNC seeking NHS eReferral grant for optical practices

1st March

The Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee (OFNC) has been in negotiations with NHS England to secure funding to provide IT connectivity between optical practices in England and the rest of the NHS.  It had been hoped that this could come from an underspend elsewhere in primary care which has been widely reported in the media.  Unfortunately at the last minute this proved not to be possible. 

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