GOC publishes new ‘Standards for Optical Businesses’

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10 April 2019
Source: General Optical Council

Today the General Optical Council (GOC) has published its new ‘Standards for Optical Businesses’, which will come into effect on 1 October 2019. Marcus Dye, Head of Standards and CET, said, “The new Standards will replace the current Code of Conduct for Businesses and set out our expectations of business registrants more clearly. They have been updated to maintain consistency

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ABDO: Scots lead the way in UK eye health care

6 March 2019

It’s truly a postcode lottery when it comes to eyecare in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (NI), compared to Scotland which provides national eye care for all, according to the Association of British Dispensing Opticians’ (ABDO) latest research which compares NHS eye care in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. People in England, Wales and NI are only able to

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UK Government sets out plan to see more disabled people in work

30 November 2017
Source: UK Government

The government has launched new plans to transform disability employment over the next ten years. The government will help to get more disabled people into work in the next decade, the Prime Minister said today, as a new strategy is launched to break down employment barriers. Working with industry, government will be taking further steps to help disabled people and people

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College of Optometrists issues eclipse warning. Solar Eclipse: UK advice

18 August 2017
Source: College of Optometrists

A total solar eclipse will cross the United States for the first time in 99 years on Monday and The College of Optometrists is warning people not to look directly at the sun during the event. Daniel Hardiman-McCartney, Clinical Adviser at the College of Optometrists explains; “While there will be a full solar eclipse in the US, we will only have a

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College Of Optometrists' Solar Eclipse Factsheet
College Of Optometrists' Solar Eclipse Factsheet
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