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As the association for eye care providers, FODO helps individual, local, regional and national eye care providers succeed by offering insurance and sector-leading regulatory defence, advice and guidance on a wide range of topics.

We also set the future agenda and shape eye care services through our expertise in health policy, regulation, economics and advocacy. This means being a member allows you to influence and shape the future of eye care in the UK.

"Join and help shape the future of eye care in the UK" 

Whether you are an individual, local, regional or national eye care provider, you can benefit from:

Our members join because like them we deliver excellent customer service, control costs and deliver the best value. That is why we never have to - and never will - use fear to sell you membership or insurance; that's our promise.  

"We promise to be your trusted partner in healthcare and promise we will focus on helping you succeed"

We believe that membership and insurance should offer you the best value, and the freedom to focus on and invest in advancing your career or growing your practice.

That is why we promise:

  • To work hard to deliver the best value now and in the future
  • Show you the cost of your insurance so you can make an informed choice
  • Help you as an individual or practice owner avoid unnecessary double cover
2021 membership rates

If you are a body corporate registered with the General Optical Council (GOC) you can benefit from:

  • Insurance, which includes medical malpractice insurance covering your organisation, your clinical team and all staff under their supervision for up to £10 million per occurrence.  Learn more
  • Prices are based on full time equivalent (FTE) of your GOC registered staff, not headcount. With more GOC registrants working part time, you can benefit from our pricing structure which only charges you per FTE, potentially saving you £1,000s a year. The fee per FTE is made up as follows:

    • Membership £141
    • Insurance £344
    • Total cost £485
  • Option to add HCPC registered audiologists (hearing aid dispensers) to your medical malpractice insurance for just £170 per FTE
  • Legal and expert regulatory support with complaints, including GOC related issues. Read more
  • Practice owner's hub - all you need to succeed, including employment and health and safety advice, access to a commercial legal helpline and guidance on tax matters and more
  • Guidance and support on regulation and compliance and more
  • Training for you as a practice owner that helps you succeed and mitigate risk
  • Opportunities for your employees to benefit from training and education that adds value and does not duplicate what you can access elsewhere for free
  • Regular e-newsletter to keep you up to date with what matters.

Apply now

Email: [email protected] 

Call: 020 7298 5151

 

We also offer membership to non-registered GOC provider organisations. Please email [email protected] for a quote. 

If you are an optometrist, contact lens optician or dispensing optician and your employer does not already pay for your medical malpractice  insurance*, or if you are a locum, then you can apply to join FODO's full individual membership and benefit from:

  • Insurance, which includes medical malpractice insurance covering you up to £10 million per occurrence. 
  • Legal and expert regulatory support with complaints, including GOC related issues.
  • HR support. Working with our partner Prospect, so that you get the support you need
  • Guidance and support on a wide range of issues 
  • Training and education that adds value and does not duplicate what you can access elsewhere for free
  • Regular e-newsletter to keep you up to date with what matters.

Price breakdown

Part time 

To qualify for the part-time subscription rate, you must work fewer than 130 days a year (about 2.5 days per week per on average). If you intend to work fewer than 130 days in 2021 you can select this option and let us know later if you exceed 130 days during 2021.

  • Membership £70.50
  • Insurance £344
  • Total cost £414.50

Full time 

  • Membership £141
  • Insurance £344
  • Total cost £485

Apply now

Email: [email protected] 

Call: 020 7298 5151

* We also provide insurance for many practices across the UK. Check with your employer before you purchase medical malpractice insurance because you might not need to pay for your own insurance. If your employer pays for medical malpractice insurance already and you want to join us without paying for insurance then please get in touch by emailing [email protected]

Whether you are an individual, local, regional or national eye care provider you can join us as a stakeholder for free. This is open to anybody working in the field of eye care and eye health - e.g. students, academics, organisations in optics, orthoptics, ophthalmology, vision science etc. Benefits include being kept up to date with sector news and consultations and more.  Help shape the future of eye care in the UK, and join our stakeholder network today by emailing [email protected]