FODO welcomes the NHS long term plan

11 January 2019
Source: FODO

FODO has welcomed the NHS long term plan (published 7 January 2019). It does not directly impact on GOS (with the possible exception of service to care homes) and there is much that community optics, ophthalmology and hearing services can get behind: • reforming outpatients and moving care out of hospitals into primary and community care • reemphasis on prevention

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Optometry Scotlland: Updated GOS terms announced for Scotland. Regulation changes focus on person-centred care

4 October 2018
Source: Optometry Scotland

New terms for General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) came into force in Scotland on 1st October, following negotiations between the Scottish Government and Optometry Scotland. The updates build on the recommendations made in The Community Eyecare Services Review report published in April 2017, more than 10 years after the introduction of free NHSfunded eye examinations in Scotland. The new arrangements give

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General Ophthalmic Services activity statistics – England, year ending 31 March 2018

14 August 2018
Source: NHS Digital

This is part of General Ophthalmic Services activity statistics. General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) provide preventative and corrective eye care for patients meeting certain eligibility criteria. These services are available ‘on-demand’, largely on the high street. This report presents summary information about GOS activity in England for the financial year 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017, and time series from

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AOP success in unprecedented legal case to protect the profession

4 May 2016
Source: AOP

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) has intervened and championed practitioners in an unprecedented legal battle based on unfounded NHS England claims. The success of the AOP’s in-house legal team protecting members, working as employees or locums, represents a significant win for the profession. The case – which lasted over two years – arose when NHS England decided in 2014 to

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NHS ophthalmic fees for 2015

13 August 2015
Source: Dept of Health

Notification of increases in NHS sight test fee, continuing education and training payment and pre-registration supervisors grant. This information is intended for NHS England area teams, General Ophthalmic Services contractors and practitioners and includes details about: NHS sight test fees from 1 April 2015 sight test fees paid for NHS domiciliary sight tests from 1 April 2015 the allowance paid

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