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FODO issues guide to help optical businesses meet new GOC standards
A new guide produced by FODO highlights key standards in new General Optical Council (GOC) Standards for Optical Businesses that ...
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Spending Round 2019
The Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid has announced the government’s spending plans for 2020-21 in the Spending Round on ...
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The Optical Confederation has today published updated Guidance on Safeguarding, Mental Capacity, Deprivation of Liberties and the Prevent Strategy - ...
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NHS England issues new guidance on Integrated Care Providers and CCGs
NHS England has now published a suite of documents about how CCGs will continue in the new world of the ...
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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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