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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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  • March 10th 2020

    World Glaucoma Week 2020

    Did you know that glaucoma accounts for between 9-12% of all causes of blindness and affects an estimated 2% of the world’s population?
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  • March 3rd 2020

    How Better Processes Can Lead to Better Outcomes

    Processes are central to the functioning of many businesses across many industries. Indeed, it is almost impossible to think of a business scenario that is not based on a well-designed and well thought out processes.
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  • February 27th 2020

    National Eye Health Week 2020 Dates Announced

    Last month saw the confirmation of both the dates and theme for National Eye Health Week 2020. Taking place between 21st-27th September, the initiative, led by the organiser Eye Health UK, will focus on what…
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  • February 27th 2020

    AOP Publishes Coronavirus Advice

    Following the spread of the Coronavirus, the Association of Optometrists (AOP) has published advice for members on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). In the statement, the AOP stressed that it is highly unlikely that patients who…
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  • February 27th 2020

    Is This One for OCCS or GOC?

    For over a year, the OCCS’ CET team, led by Clinical Consultant Richard Edwards, has been holding sessions titled ‘De-Terrorising the GOC’. The peer group-based event focuses on a variety of issues based around if…
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  • February 27th 2020

    RNIB Educates MPs on Accessibility

    In February, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) hosted a training session in parliament for MPs with the purpose of helping them to learn how to increase the accessibility of their services for…
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  • February 25th 2020

    GOC Guidance on Disclosing Confidential Information

    Yesterday (24 February 2020) the General Optical Council (GOC) published its supplementary guidance relating to the disclosing of confidential information. The GOC has produced the guidance to help registrants in situations where they need to…
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  • February 3rd 2020

    CET and the OCCS

    At the OCCS, in addition to assisting both optical professionals and the general public with mediation, we also offer further training to optical professionals through our extensive Continual Educational Training programmes. 
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  • February 3rd 2020

    What to Expect When You Contact the OCCS

    Contacting the OCCS in regards to a complaint has never been more easy or accessible. From our social media channels to email and a dedicated online complaint form, contacting our teams and raising a complaint…
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  • February 3rd 2020

    Why Mediation is More Important than Ever

    Last year seems all but a distant memory as 2020 continues at a rapid pace, so in our latest blog we look to this year as the year where mediation may well be more important…
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  • January 21st 2020

    The OCCS at 100% Optical

    Taking place at London’s ExCel Centre from 25th-27th of January, 100% Optical is the largest optical event in the UK.
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  • January 2nd 2020

    Insolvency of Opticians

    Recently, we have seen a rise in enquiries relating to the insolvency of opticians. In order to best assist such enquiries, and due to the multitude of factors involved, we have created a useful guide…
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