NHS England and NHS Improvement: Updates and guidance for optical settings

2 April 2020

Optical Letter  01/04/2020 Dear colleagues Thank you again for your continued work to prepare for and handle the COVID-19 pandemic. We are grateful for the commitment and effort that is going into providing care for patients. In light of the most recent public health control measures and in recognition of the difficulties that practices are facing including continuing concerns about

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Referrals change lives

Daniel and his guide dog

29 April 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

It’s time for your regular appointment at your local high street optician. Each year you receive a reminder letter and you go along feeling relaxed and ready to enjoy the rest of your day after your appointment is over. Thousands of people do this every day and many thousands do come away feeling happy and relieved and go on to

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Making Optical Services Accessible to Low Vision Patients

Colour coded hallway

27 February 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

On a visit to the optician or the hospital eye clinic, you would think it would be a breeze for someone like myself, for whom even the phrase visual impairment could be a wild exaggeration. You wouldn’t expect me to have to worry too much about it being a bit of a bumbling experience, knocking things over as I go,

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The Optician: FODO doubles indemnity claim cover

15 January 2019
Source: The Optician

FODO members have been told their cover per claim for professional liability insurance has been doubled from £5m to £10m – to keep in line with requirements of NHS commissioners. The optical body also said there would be no increase in their insurance premiums and membership fees for 2019. Read the full article on the Optician website  

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