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MP learns more about optical services

28 April 2017 by Emily McCormick

Burnley MP Julie Cooper attended Brown Opticians to learn about community eye care

Care model toolkit launched

04 April 2017 by Selina Powell

Moorfields Eye Hospital releases an online resource to bolster the provision of single specialty services


Assessing the evidence

31 March 2017 by Selina Powell, Laurence Derbyshire

What does the research say about the effectiveness of minor eye condition services? OT  spoke with Professor John Lawrenson about his work examining initiatives

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The strength to ask for help

24 April 2017 by Selina Powell

The Association of Optometrists’ Peer Support Line launches in May. OT  spoke with the facilitator of the new service, Dr Rosie Allister

Full-time commitment to part-time practitioners

21 April 2017 by Henrietta Alderman

As the locum population within the optical sector continues to rise, the AOP is building resources and best practice guidance to help employees

AOP enters into partnership with the University of Bradford to offer OSCE course

20 April 2017 by Emily McCormick

The Association and the institution will offer pre-regs the opportunity to take part in an OSCE preparation course in June

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Coventry optometrist to be suspended

28 April 2017 by Selina Powell

An optometrist who was convicted of harassment after a relationship breakdown has been reprimanded by the GOC

A 1% rise for Wales

25 April 2017 by Emily McCormick

Government agrees a rise in the fee paid to optometrists for providing Wales Eye Care Services

Driving petition launched

24 April 2017 by Emily McCormick

DO starts a petition calling on the Government to do more on the vision standards of drivers

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GOC issues consent guidance

27 April 2017 by Emily McCormick

Regulator publishes consent guidance in response to findings that registrants wanted further clarification about how to meet this professional standard

Optometrists in Scotland recognised

27 April 2017 by Emily McCormick

Scottish Government praise the “vital” role that optometrists play in detecting and diagnosing eye problems

New Welsh pathway launched

27 April 2017 by Emily McCormick

A pathway for children and young people in Wales has been established by Vision 2020