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The Federation of (Ophthalmic and Dispensing) Opticians is a leading professional membership and insurance organisation that represents primary care eye health providers in the UK and Ireland and offers bespoke and targeted advice to our diverse business and individual membership.

We represent the interests of opticians, optometrists and other optical professionals and businesses at the highest level of national policy debate.

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VISION 2020 UK hosts Dementia and Sight Loss Day in collaboration with NHS England

VISION 2020 UK hosts Dementia and Sight Loss Day in collaboration with NHS England

21st July

VISION 2020 UK hosted a one day forum at Sight Village Birmingham this week to help increase understanding of the problems faced by those affected by vision or visual perception conditions and dementia.

GOC appoints new interim Director of Resources

GOC appoints new interim Director of Resources

21st July

The General Optical Council (GOC) has appointed Mark Webster as its new interim Director of Resources, replacing outgoing Director Josie Lloyd.

MPs visit local opticians to learn more about eye health

MPs visit local opticians to learn more about eye health

18th July

Oliver Colvile, MP for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport, visited his local opticians in Plymouth earlier this month to find out more about the greater role community opticians can play in delivering eye care.

Dwight McKenzie to leave Optical Confederation

Dwight McKenzie to leave Optical Confederation

15th July

Dwight Mckenzie has left his role as the IT Policy Officer for the Optical Confederation this week, taking up a new job in local government.

New Competency Framework for all Prescribers

New Competency Framework for all Prescribers

15th July

A new, updated and restructured Competency Framework for all Prescribers has been published this week. It outlines a common set of key competencies central to effective performance needed by all prescribers, regardless of their professional background.

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