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Open letter – IT connectivity for primary optical care

The letter published below expresses concern at delays to funding a modern IT link. The letter is signed by Harjit Sandhu, Managing Director, FODO; Richard Whittington, Chief Operating Officer, LOCSU; Sir Anthony Garrett CBE, General Secretary, ABDO; and Henrietta Alderman, Chief Executive, AOP.   The open letter is also copied

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FODO CET at Optrafair 2019 – fancy something new?

We look forward to seeing many FODO members on our Stand J50 at Optrafair this year 30 March – 1 April. Prize draw and free whistles for kids. We will also be running CET which addresses the issues that other CET does not reach. If you are bored with the

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FODO backs challenge to non-evidence based rationing of cataract care

The Medical Technology Group, a coalition of manufacturers, research charities and patient groups, has published a report based on an analysis of 195 Clinical Commissioning Groups and their listings of procedures of ‘low clinical value’. The study found that 104 of the 195 CCGs surveyed (53%) still restrict access to

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FODO Spring Statement briefing – 13 March 2019

This update highlights key issues in the Chancellor’s is Spring Statement 13 March 2019. The Spring Statement does not include major tax or spending changes – these are made in the Budget (usually in the autumn). With UK economic growth now at its lowest for 10 years, forecast growth for

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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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