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Moving Out of Lockdown: What to Expect

As the British government announces its path out of lockdown it is important to understand what to expect when visiting your optician.

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  • May 2nd 2023

    How Nockolds and OCCS Helped a Regulator to Achieve the Most Challenging KPI

    The 2021/22 annual performance of the General Optical Council (GOC) by the Professional Services Authority (PSA) reveals that the GOC has now become only the third healthcare regulator to pass all 18 standards of good…
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  • April 3rd 2023

    Managing Stress When It Occurs

    You do not need to suffer alone with stress at work, we share a few ideas that you can try to help you manage: Understand more about stress. Recognising the signs of stress and learning…
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  • April 3rd 2023

    Healthy Eyes for World Health Month

    Need you know that World Health Day is celebrated in April? Held on the 7th of April each year, it is the term for an annual day dedicated to promoting the benefits of good health…
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  • March 8th 2023

    Do you Really Want a Refund?

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  • March 3rd 2023

    How Your Data Could Help Thousands of Others

    Over the last two years, the OCCS and The Macular Society have collaborated to explore how delivery of diagnosis to patients suffering from AMD can be delivered. Over a course of online seminars, workshops and…
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  • February 10th 2023

    World Cancer Day 2023

    World Cancer Day was born on the 4 February 2000 at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millennium in Paris. The Paris Charter aims to promote research, prevent cancer, improve patient services, raise…
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  • February 10th 2023

    How to Use Mediation Techniques to Solve Complaints

    Jennie Jones is Head of the Optical Consumer Complaints Service (OCCS) and a partner at Nockolds Solicitors, specialising in complaints and medical negligence, pioneering the use of mediation as an alternative form of dispute resolution…
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  • December 14th 2022

    Healthy New Years Resolutions to Improve Eye Health

    The New Year is fast approaching and with it the chance to embrace new ways of living and implement new healthier habits. New Year’s resolutions have existed for centuries and can be traced to the…
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  • December 14th 2022

    Topcom and the OCCS: Delivering Excellence

    Throughout the last two years, the OCCS have been working closely with The Macular Society to highlight the key work the charity undertake in highlighting AMD in the UK. In today’s blog...
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  • November 14th 2022

    Challenging the Nerd Emoji

    Lowri Moore, the British schoolgirl who got Disney to create a heroine with glasses in their hit Encanto, has set her sights on challenging the popular “nerd face” emoji, which she says perpetuates stigma against…
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  • November 14th 2022

    Alcohol and Sight

    Running from the 11-16th of November, Alcohol Awareness Week sheds light on the effects of alcohol consumption and how to make changes if you need. The theme of this year’s campaign focuses on the idea…
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  • October 14th 2022

    Stay Spooky & Safe: Cosmetic Contact Lenses and Halloween

    As we reach the end of October and Halloween, with all its excitement arrives, we wanted to share advice on keeping your eyes safe if you use cosmetic contact lenses. In today’s article we look…
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