The Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee (OFNC) is the recognised negotiating body for General Ophthalmic Service (GOS) fees and grants for community optometry.  Its members include the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, the Association of Optometrists, the British Medical Association and the Federation of Opticians.

The membership of OFNC is Mike George (Optometrist, AOP – Chair OFNC), Henrietta Alderman (AOP, CEO), Richard Edwards (Optometrist, FODO), Claire Slade (Optometrist, FODO), Trevor Warburton (Optometrist, AOP), Gordon Illet (AOP), Simon Longstaff (OMP, BMA), John Maingay (BMA), Professor Nagasumbramanian (OMP, BMA), Sir Anthony Garrett (CEO, ABDO), David Hewlett (CEO, FODO). Secretary: Ann Blackmore (FODO).

Each negotiating year starts with a strategy Away Day. The OFNC held their most recent strategy away day in August 2016.  OFNC is always grateful to receive comments, advice and perspectives from Optical Confederation members and can be contacted via Ann@fodo.com

Press Statements

OFNC Correspondence

OFNC correspondence regarding IT investment

Papers relating to the 2016-17 negotiating round to set the fees for 2017-18 are available to download as follows:

Papers relating to the 2015-16 negotiating round to set the fees for 2016-17 are available to download as follows:

Papers relating to the 2014-15 negotiating round to set the fees for 2015-16 are available to download as follows:

Papers relating to the 2013-14 negotiating round to set the fees for 2014-15 are available to download as follows: