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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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  • September 7th 2020

    Know Your Numbers: The Link Between Blood Pressure and Eye Disease

    Approximately one quarter of all adults worldwide have high blood pressure (according to GOV.UK). 
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  • August 19th 2020

    Understanding a Complaint from the Perspective of a Practitioner When You are a Client

    The OCCS is a free to use mediation service funded by the GOC that works with both the public and optical industry to provide impartial advice to resolve disputes through mediation.
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  • August 19th 2020

    Understanding a Complaint from the Perspective of a Client When You are a Professional

    The OCCS is a free to use mediation service funded by the GOC that works with both the public and optical industry to provide impartial advice to resolve disputes through mediation.
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  • July 15th 2020

    Clinical Diagnosis Complaints 2019/20

    A 40% year-on-year increase in complaints relating to concerns regarding misdiagnosis in this year’s annual report could, at first reading, give significant cause for concern.
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  • July 15th 2020

    Eye Examination Complaints 2019/20

    A large year-on-year increase in complaints relating to eye examinations in this year’s annual report could, at first reading, give cause for concern.
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  • June 11th 2020

    Understanding the Challenges Faced by Your Optician in the Present Circumstances

    The outbreak of coronavirus continues to cause concern and anxiety for many of us.
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  • June 11th 2020

    Why Open Communication is More Important than Ever

    For the last two months the world has undergone unforeseen changes that have impacted many walks of life both economically and sociologically.
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  • June 11th 2020

    Moving into The Amber Period

    During these unprecedented times it is important to understand the working practices that opticians across the country are currently experiencing. Going forward, as the government works towards Monday 15 June as a reopen date, both…
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  • April 22nd 2020

    FAQs during the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

    During the Coronavirus pandemic optical practices are having to operate under very tight restrictions. In practical terms they are limited to offering emergency care only.
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  • March 31st 2020

    Contacting the OCCS

    The OCCS, funded by the General Optical Council, is a telephone service that assists both members of the public and profession to resolve disputes through mediation to achieve a mutually beneficial outcome for both parties.
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  • March 31st 2020

    How Will the GOC Continue to Regulate in Light of the Coronavirus

    In light of the ongoing situation across both the UK and the wider world, it is important that members of the optical profession keep up to date with the latest changes and guidelines suggested by…
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  • March 31st 2020

    World Health Day 2020

    7 April 2020 witnesses World Health day, a day in which a specific area of healthcare is globally celebrated. From its inception at the First Health Assembly in 1948 and since taking effect in 1950,…
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