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CET window opens in Scotland until 1 November
The Scottish Government has opened the claims window for CET undertaken by optometrists in Scotland between 1 January 2018 to ...
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Urgent Call to stand for Northern Ireland Ophthalmic Committee
Many of the places on the Northern Ireland Ophthalmic Committee are up for reappointment.  One of those places is reserved ...
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Sight tests scrapped for blind PIP claimants in Scotland
People who suffer from blindness will no longer be asked to read letters from an eye chart to get Personal ...
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Professor Deborah Bowman MBE appointed to GOC Council
The General Optical Council (GOC) has appointed Professor Deborah Bowman as the newest lay member of the Council as of ...
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New treatment option for recurrent non-infectious uveitis
Based on a new clinical trial, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended the use of ...
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GOC reviews risks
As part of its ongoing review of CET, the GOC has commissioned survey company Enventure to survey members of the ...
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Eye Health Indicators - England
Public Health England (PHE) has updated the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) Domain 4 “Preventable Sight Loss Indicator” (4.12i to ...
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Fluorescein Strips – European regulation debate continues but status-quo remains unchanged for the moment
At the European Council of Optometry and Optics (ECOO) meeting in May 2019, ECOO President Cindy Tromans (also COptom European ...
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PSA recommends streamlining terminology and what constitutes maintaining public confidence across the health professions
Last year (2018), in the light of recent high prolife cases, Professor Norman Williams was asked to carry out a ...
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FODO refocuses on protecting and advancing eye care
The FODO Annual General Meeting took place in London on 14 May with Chair Lynda Oliver setting out how the ...
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