Routine care in England following the announcement of new national restrictions

Our current understanding

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Following the announcement of new national restrictions from 5 November, it is the AOP’s current understanding is that practices in England will be able to remain open to provide prioritised routine care, as well as essential and urgent care. The College of Optometrists is in agreement.

As part of the Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee (OFNC), we’re seeking urgent discussions with NHS England on the implications of the announcement on Saturday, including for ongoing funding support for practices.