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Spending Round 2019

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has announced the government’s spending plans for 2020-21 in the Spending Round on ...
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Optical Confederation Updates Safeguarding and Prevent Guidance for Optical Practices and Practitioners in the UK

The Optical Confederation has today published updated Guidance on Safeguarding, Mental Capacity, Deprivation of Liberties and the Prevent Strategy - ...
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NHS England issues new guidance on Integrated Care Providers and CCGs

NHS England has now published a suite of documents about how CCGs will continue in the new world of the ...
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CET window opens in Scotland until 1 November

The Scottish Government has opened the claims window for CET undertaken by optometrists in Scotland between 1 January 2018 to ...
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Urgent Call to stand for Northern Ireland Ophthalmic Committee

Many of the places on the Northern Ireland Ophthalmic Committee are up for reappointment.  One of those places is reserved ...
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Did you know children are vulnerable to UV because they have larger pupils and clearer lenses in their eyes? Sunglasses can help protect your child's eyes from harmful UV light and the dazzling sunshine! #Internationalsunglassesday

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Research at Portsmouth University shows that dogs have evolved new muscles around their eyes so that they can raise their eyebrows and communicate better with humans. (Image: Mansellgrl5) FODO1 photo

If sight tests are required for benefit claimants, they must be carried out by optometrists not PIP assessors - see the report on BBC Wales Live here (at 18 mins 15 secs in) @OptometryWales

This is critical. The demand can only be met through integrated models with optical practices at the heart of delivery. This can only be delivered with appropriate models, standards and funding. @LOCSU will support LOCs to deliver this. @NHSEngland @NHSImprovement @MattHancock

Glaucoma is one of the world's leading causes of blindness. In the UK, about two per cent of the population over 40 have the condition – learn more about glaucoma: #GlaucomaAwarenessWeek FODO1 photo

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