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19 March 2018 by General Optical Council

The GOC’s Natalie Heppenstall explains why the regulator’s new business standards should be designed to improve clinical governance at a time when many organisations are keen to provide enhanced clinical services

Practitioner who used tinted lenses to ‘treat’ autism, brain injury and RP sanctioned

14 March 2018 by Selina Powell

Petition launched to reinstate Ayr dispensing optician, Ian Jordan, after he was erased from the register by the General Optical Council

Optometrist who cheated on pre-reg assessment sanctioned

13 March 2018 by Selina Powell

Wolverhampton optometrist, Gagandeep Thiarra, has been suspended for six months after he falsified patient records during a Stage 1 assessment

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AOP alerts members to HMRC letter

16 March 2018 by Andrew McClean

Members may have received a letter requesting information on self-employed work

Getting to know GDPR

16 March 2018 by Emily McCormick

OT  poses a monthly scenario from a practitioner. This month, we look at the new data protection rules

Counting the true cost

14 March 2018 by Henrietta Alderman

With research indicating the pressures that practitioners can be under, the AOP advice on creating low-stress workplaces for optometrists is important work, Henrietta Alderman explains

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Delay to GOS payments

16 March 2018 by Selina Powell

LOCSU and the Optical Confederation have criticised Capita’s continuity planning after widespread payment delays were attributed to “adverse weather”

PHE instructs diners to hand wash spectacles following nerve agent attack

16 March 2018 by Selina Powell

Public Health England has advised up to 500 people to wash their clothes and personal possessions after a poisoning left three people in hospital

$1bn vision fund to be established

16 March 2018 by Emily McCormick

Fund aims to help governments prioritise vision and tackle avoidable blindness and poor eyesight

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“This is the future of optometry”

20 March 2018 by Selina Powell

OFNC chair, Trevor Warburton, talks with OT  about steps forward in a pioneering IT project

Vision Expo East showcases latest innovations

16 March 2018 by Andrew McClean

New launches in eyewear and equipment are being showcased this weekend in New York

BCLA to jointly host event in Singapore

15 March 2018 by Andrew McClean

The conference will focus on presbyopic patients, fitting children, speciality lenses and managing dry eye disease