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FODO RESPONDS TO AUTUMN BUDGET 2018
In his Budget statement on Monday 29 October the Chancellor, Philip Hammond declared the “the era of austerity is finally ...
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Guidance on record keeping – statement by the Optical Confederation and College of Optometrists
The Optical Confederation has received a number of enquiries about guidance issued by some NHS regions and LOCs regarding record ...
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Professional Duty of Candour - new FODO CET packs available for members
Following on from our successful workshop at Optrafair earlier this year, we are delighted to now make available this new ...
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Vouchers at a Glance 2018 - Updated June 2018 Edition
FODO, on behalf of the Optical Confederation, has published an updated edition of 'Vouchers at a Glance'. The earlier April ...
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More high street eye services will reduce avoidable blindness
The Optical Confederation, of which FODO is an active member, today called on health chiefs to take to take immediate ...
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NHS England pilot new post payment verification system
The Optical Confederation, of which FODO is an active member, is working with NHS England and the NHS Business Services ...
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FODO Chair Lynda Oliver re-elected for second three-year term
FODO Chair Lynda Oliver (Outside Clinic) was unanimously re-elected for a further three years at the FODO Annual General Meeting ...
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Optical Confederation wholeheartedly endorses NAO report conclusions showing unacceptable Capita and NHS England service to primary care practitioners
The Optical Confederation 'wholeheartedly endorses the conclusion of an NAO report published today (17 May) that the service to primary ...
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Data Protection Bill and GDPR
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May. The Data Protection Bill, which is still ...
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Annual Strategy Meeting 2018 - FODO commits to expanding primary eye care, integrating ophthalmic services and pushing for lower VAT on optical goods
FODO looks ahead with confidence and energy, committing to more primary eye care, integrating ophthalmic services across boundaries to meet ...
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