The case for change

From better technology to equal access to sight tests, optometrists share seven changes they would like to see in NHS England

NHS form
Jes Stansfield

Several of my practices depend almost entirely on means-tested General Ophthalmic Service (GOS) provision. They don’t have a huge cross-subsidy from designer brands or private dry eye clinics and few contact lens direct debit schemes that result in 12 complete monthly payments.

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  • Anonymous10 March 2020

    The simple reason why the government refuses to pay a fair eye examination fee is part of its unwritten strategy of using inadequate funding to force as many independent practitioners out of business-leaving the remaining multiples to fight for market share leading to the government being able to control the optical businesses that remain=divide and rule principle

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  • hilaryandmichael10 March 2020

    simple reason why the government will not pay a fair GOS fee is that their refusal is part of a strategy intended to force independent practitioners out of business-leaving multipes to fight it out amongst themselves-which will lead ultimately to a small number or of providers which the Government of the day can control

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