Secretary of State still blind and deaf to eye health and hearing

25 October 2018
Source: FODO

Secretary of State Matt Hancock addressed the National Association of Primary Care (NAPC) on 18 October 2018.  Although, as usual, his speech was mostly about GPs, everything he said applies equally well to other primary care services and he did at least on this occasion also mention pharmacists dentists. The NAPC has published road maps to Primary Care Home participation for these professions.  This is

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GPs lack confidence treating dry eye, finds Scope research

13 August 2015
Source: Optician Online

High street optical practices are best suited to deal with dry eye patients arriving at GP clinics, latest research has proved. A study commissioned by Scope Ophthalmics was conducted among 200 GPs ,and highlighted the role of optometrists and dispensing opticians in managing and treating dry eye disease. Despite GPs seeing an average of 7 patients with dry eye disease

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