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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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FODO Chair Lynda Oliver re-elected for second three-year term

FODO Chair Lynda Oliver re-elected for second three-year term

22nd May

FODO Chair Lynda Oliver (Outside Clinic) was unanimously re-elected for a further three years at the FODO Annual General Meeting in London today. 

Optical Confederation wholeheartedly endorses NAO report conclusions showing unacceptable Capita and NHS England service to primary care practitioners

Optical Confederation wholeheartedly endorses NAO report conclusions showing unacceptable Capita and NHS England service to primary care practitioners

17th May

The Optical Confederation 'wholeheartedly endorsed the conclusion of an NAO report published today (17 May) that the service to primary care practitioners from Capita and NHS England has fallen a long way below an acceptable standard'. As an active member of the Optical Confederation, FODO strongly supports this position. 

Annual Strategy Meeting 2018 - FODO commits to expanding primary eye care, integrating ophthalmic services and pushing for lower VAT on optical goods

Annual Strategy Meeting 2018 - FODO commits to expanding primary eye care, integrating ophthalmic services and pushing for lower VAT on optical goods

3rd May

FODO looks ahead with confidence and energy, committing to more primary eye care, integrating ophthalmic services across boundaries to meet public needs and push for lower VAT on optical goods to help patients.

Department of Health freezes GOS fees for third consecutive year

Department of Health freezes GOS fees for third consecutive year

6th April

The Government has announced today that it is freezing GOS fees for the third year running. This comes as extremely disappointing news for the optical sector, particularly in light of the more generous offers being seen recently in other areas of NHS health provision.  

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:

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