The Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee (OFNC): Optics out in the cold as Government freezes GOS fees again

26 March 2019
Source: The Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee

The Government has announced that GOS fees in England will be frozen for a fourth  successive year, because of “the continuing tight economic climate facing the NHS”. Voucher values will also be frozen, meaning that NHS patients will lose out directly. CET fees and pre-registration grants will rise by 2%, compared to last year’s 1% uplift. The OFNC has left

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Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee (OFNC) seeks NHS eReferral grant for optical practices

5 March 2018
Source: FODO

The Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee (OFNC) has been in negotiations with NHS England to secure funding to provide IT connectivity between optical practices in England and the rest of the NHS. It had been hoped that this could come from an underspend this year elsewhere in primary care, as has been widely reported in the media. Unfortunately, at the last

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