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FODO RESPONDS TO AUTUMN BUDGET 2018

In his Budget statement on Monday 29 October the Chancellor, Philip Hammond declared the “the era of austerity is finally coming to an end” reflecting what the Prime Minister had told the Conservative Party Conference on 3 October. It was also the pre-Brexit budget but may need to be revised

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Vouchers at a Glance 2018 – Updated June 2018 Edition

FODO, on behalf of the Optical Confederation, has published an updated edition of ‘Vouchers at a Glance’. The earlier April 2018 edition provided the recommended minimum sight test intervals for people with diabetes, as given in the College of Optometrists’ guidance. This differs slightly from the intervals agreed with NHS

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More high street eye services will reduce avoidable blindness

The Optical Confederation, of which FODO is an active member, today called on health chiefs to take to take immediate action to end delays and reduce avoidable sight loss. This echoed the call made today by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Eye Health and Visual Impairment for urgent action

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NHS England pilot new post payment verification system

The Optical Confederation, of which FODO is an active member, is working with NHS England and the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) to develop a new method of post payment verification (PPV) of GOS claims. NHS England and the NHSBSA are piloting this new PPV method in Wessex, West Yorkshire

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

FODO Chair Lynda Oliver (Outside Clinic) was unanimously re-elected for a further three years at the FODO Annual General Meeting in London today. Paul Carroll (Specsavers Optical Group); Stephen Hannan (Optical Express); William Stockdale (Optimise); and Giles Smith (Haines & Smith Opticians) were also re-elected as Directors, having stood again

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

The Optical Confederation ‘wholeheartedly endorses 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. The

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Data Protection Bill and GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May. The Data Protection Bill, which is still going through Parliament, updates data protection laws in the UK and supplements the GDPR. Overview of concerns The Optical Confederation, of which FODO is an active member, and other bodies

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