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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 and NCHA support Deafblind Awareness Week

FODO and NCHA support Deafblind Awareness Week

21st June

Sister organisations FODO and the NCHA have joined together to back Deafblind Awareness Week, focusing on the role community eye and hearing health professionals can play supporting people with dual sensory loss.

Vision UK 2016 encourages expanding horizons to meet the challenges ahead

Vision UK 2016 encourages expanding horizons to meet the challenges ahead

17th June

UK Vision Strategy's conference ‘Vision UK 2016: Expanding Horizons’ took place in London on 14 June.

CCGs urged to tackle backlogs at eye health summit

CCGs urged to tackle backlogs at eye health summit

16th June

This first eye health summit is one step forward in planning and improving hospital eye services, working with the key stakeholders to influence change and make a difference. 

GOC consults on draft candour and consent guidance

GOC consults on draft candour and consent guidance

14th June

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today launched a consultation on draft guidance on its standards relating to obtaining valid consent and meeting the duty of candour.

Optical Confederation pledges support for Diabetes Week

Optical Confederation pledges support for Diabetes Week

10th June

The Optical Confederation is pleased to support National Diabetes Week (12 -18 June), an annual UK-wide initiative devoted to increasing awareness of diabetes and raising money to help fund research.

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