Optical Confederation meets with new primary care minister, David Mowat MP to discuss the crucial role of the optical sector

27 September 2016

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Reducing pressure on hospitals: Lessons from the frontline of community health

23 September 2016

The Optical Confederation (OC), in conjunction with the NHS Confederation, Local Government Association (LGA) and the Health Foundation, is hosting fringe events at the upcoming Labour and Conservative party conferences.

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Optical Confederation backs National Eye Health Week 2016

19 September 2016

The Optical Confederation is throwing its support behind National Eye Health Week (NEHW) 2016, highlighting the importance of taking care of your eyes and the need for regular sight tests for all.

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Payment service rescue plan must deliver, insist optical leaders Payment service rescue plan must deliver, insist optical leaders

17 September 2016

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Optical leaders slam "shambolic" service

2 August 2016

Leaders of the Optical Confederation and LOCSU have demanded urgent action to bring the Primary Care Support Service delivered by Capita up to an acceptable standard.

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Dwight McKenzie to leave Optical Confederation

15 July 2016

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.

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Sight campaigners demand urgent overhaul of services for people with learning disabilities

12 July 2016

Eye health experts have called for a national scheme of longer, tailored sight tests for people with learning disabilities who are more likely to suffer problems or need glasses.

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Response to articles in Optician, 'Standing up for what is right' and 'Capita's failure to pay contractors has reached the point of scandal'

12 July 2016

Optical Confederation and LOCSU response to articles published in Optician regarding late payments from capita

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Call for new national programme of free sight tests for all people with learning disabilities

4 July 2016

In a report launched in parliament tomorrow (Tuesday 5th July) national disability charity SeeAbility will say NHS England’s national sight testing and funding system is letting down the one million people with learning disabilities in England.

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Optical Confederation pledges support for Diabetes Week

13 June 2016

The Optical Confederation is pleased to support National Diabetes Week (12 -18 June), an annual UK-wide initiative devoted to increasing awareness of diabetes and raising money to help fund research.

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