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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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