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Department of Health freezes GOS fees for third consecutive year

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. The Optometric and Fees Negotiation Committee

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FODO CET Sessions at Optrafair

FODO is running three CET sessions at this year’s Optrafair (14-16 April) in Birmingham, where also be exhibiting. These are shown below:   The Duty of Candour and How to Apply it in Routine Practice Saturday Saturday 14 April, 11.45 – 12.45 PEER DISCUSSION Leader: Richard Edwards Details: Following publication

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OFNC seeking NHS eReferral grant for optical practices

The Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee (OFNC) has been in negotiations with NHS England to secure funding to provide IT connectivity between optical practices in England and the rest of the NHS.  It had been hoped that this could come from an underspend elsewhere in primary care which has been widely

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Short Interview with new BCLA President Keith Tempany

FODO’s James Turner spoke recently to Keith Tempany about his priorities as the new BCLA President after the organisation recently moved into its new home at Gloucester Terrace, joining FODO, the FMO and ABDO. Here’s what Keith had to say…   James: “Hello Keith and a warm welcome from FODO

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Optical Confederation and LOCSU response to Capita profit warning

The Optical Confederation, of which FODO is an active member, and LOCSU has said the Government and NHS England “must prepare to step in” if Capita continues to let down NHS primary care contractors.  This follows Capita’s profit warning and share price drop on 31 January 2018. Optical Confederation Chair,

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Winners of the Irvine Aitchison Memorial Fund announced

The two bursary winners of the Irvine Aitchison Memorial Fund (IAMF) which supports students to work with Vision Aid overseas have been announced. Huma Batha, 20, from City University and Asad Javed, 21, from the University of Bradford have been picked and will be heading off to Africa next summer

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