Archive for 2019

The Future of Optical Regulation in Ireland

The next two weeks will see important elections to the Optical Registration Board in Ireland. Optician interviews Peter McGrath about his vision for the future.   Tell us a bit about yourself and how you became interested in optical regulation? I studied at the University of Manchester and qualified as

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FODO ANNOUNCES NEW STRUCTURE AND FIRST-EVER MANAGING DIRECTOR

In response to growing membership across its eye and hearing care businesses FODO has announced a new company structure and the appointment of Harjit Sandhu as its first-ever Managing Director. Harjit, who was previously Director of Policy and Strategy at the National Community Hearing Association (NCHA), will now run the

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FODO leads the way on optical insurance and defence

FODO chief executive David Hewlett describes the key elements of optical insurance and defence as the optical body takes measures to increase its indemnity cover. As reported last week, FODO has kicked off the New Year by informing their members that, from this month, they will benefit from a doubling

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NHS Long Term Plan

FODO has welcomed the NHS long term plan (published 7 January 2019).  It does not directly impact on GOS (with the possible exception of service to care homes) and there is much that community optics, ophthalmology and hearing services can get behind: reforming outpatients and moving care out of hospitals

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