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Lynda Oliver confirmed as new Optical Confederation Chair

Following the decision to rotate the Chair amongst its members, following Chris Hunt’s retirement in October 2016, at its meeting on 21 March, the Optical Confederation (OC) Leaders’ Group – the governing partnership of the Confederation – unanimously asked Lynda Oliver to continue in the role of Optical Confederation Chair

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FODO response to GOC strategic education review

Following the General Optical Council’s (GOC) call for evidence on their strategic education review, we’ve provided our response. The GOC have stated the main aim of the review is to ensure that education programmes and qualifications leading to GOC registration equip students to meet patients’ future needs, as technological change

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Our response to NHS England’s AIS Review

FODO on behalf of the Optical Confederation has responded to NHS England’s postimplementation review of the Accessible Information Standard (AIS). We have highlighted that the vast majority of practicable and reasonable adjustments were a routine part of care in our sector long before the standard or indeed equalities legislation. It

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The Government’s Spring Budget 2017

The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has announced his Spring Budget. Below is a summary of the key points relevant to our members:   Growth and public borrowing The Office for Budget Responsibility’s (OBR) has revised up the expected growth of the British economy from 1.7% to 2% in 2017. However, it

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GOC publishes guidance on professional duty of candour

The General Optical Council (GOC) has published guidance to assist registrants in meeting its standard relating to the professional duty of candour that requires all those working in healthcare to be open, honest and transparent with patients when things go wrong and a patient has suffered physical or psychological harm

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Optical Confederation opens consultation on refractive surgery

Optical Confederation opens consultation on refractive surgery The Optical Confederation has launched a consultation on multi-disciplinary professional standards for refractive surgery providers. The Optical Confederation is seeking responses from the public, patients, clinicians and providers to help shape the new standards that will determine the way eye surgery to correct

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