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10 May 2023


FODO held its Group AGM on 10 May. The Board presented the
annual report 2022 and statement of accounts, which members unanimously approved.

Sarah Joyce, FODO Group chair, said: "The Group has had another very strong year. Our excellent membership offering is second to none and the leadership roles FODO, FODO Ireland and NCHA play in shaping the future of eye and hearing care are clear for all to see."

Harjit Sandhu, managing director, said: "We continue to horizon scan on behalf of members and lead on responding to opportunities and risks to help protect and advance the sector. We want to thank all members for being part of this community of providers - together, we will continue to help you succeed."

Claire Slade, Hayley Holford, John Hopcroft and Dan McGee were re-elected as directors of the Group Board. Steve Clark, optometrist at the Outside Clinic, was elected for the first time. Garvan Mulligan, FODO Ireland chair, and Peter Ormerod, NCHA chair, were co-opted ex officio as Group Board directors.

FODO also launched The future of primary eye care - principles and priorities. Building on the views, experiences and ambitions of FODO members and patients, it sets out FODO UK's priorities for 2023-2026.

Traditionally, FODO has done more strategic influencing and troubleshooting behind the scenes, which will continue. Principles and priorities for primary eye care is, however, the start of the Group rightly taking a more proactive approach with public-facing communications about the work it does on behalf of members and for the wider sector. FODO Ireland and NCHA will also be promoting more of their work in 2023 and beyond.

Read the annual report

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