Useful Links and information for Opticians

Association of British Dispensing Opticians (Abdo)

www.abdo.org.uk/ 

 

Federation of Ophthalmic and Dispensing Opticians (FoDo)

www.fodo.com/

 

Association of Optometrists
The representative body for optometrists.
61 Southwark St
London SE1 0HL
Tel 44 (0) 20 7261 9661
Fax 44 (0) 20 7261 0228
www.aop.org.uk

 


College of Optometrists
The educational and public interest organisation for optometry. 

Addresss The College of Optometrists41-42 Craven StreetLondon WC2N 5NG
General Email optometry@college-optometrists.org
Technical Email webmaster@college-optometrists.org
Telephone +44 (0) 20 7839 6000
Fax +44 (0) 20 7839 6800

 

Manchester NHS
Lists all family practitioners in Manchester, Optometrists, GPs, Pharmacists and Dentists.
http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/ServiceSearch.aspx

Manchester GP list 

Please select file below


Optometry Today
Premier optometric journal in the UK published by the AOP.

www.optometry.co.uk


Optician

Journal for optometrists and dispensing opticians from Reed Business Publications.

http://www.opticianonline.net/Home/


General Ophthalmic Services
Notices relating to GOS, including voucher and ST updates, are posted here:
http://www.library.nhs.uk/Default.aspx

Older GOS related documents such as FPNs can often be located on the COIN database:
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health 


National Electronic Library for Health
Full of health related information and including a link to PubMed to search for published articles.
www.nelh.nhs.uk


General Optical Council
The statutory body regulating optometry in the UK.

41 Harley Street 
London 
W1G 8DJ
Phone numbers: 
Tel: 020 7580 3898 
Fax: 020 7436 3525 
Email: goc@optical.org 
www.optical.org


Eyecare Information Service
Useful source of patient information.

The Eyecare Trust
PO Box 131
Market Rasen
Lincolnshire
LN8 5TS
United Kingdom
General Enquiries: 0845 129 5001
Fax: 0845 129 5002 
Email: info@eyecaretrust.org.uk
www.eyecare-trust.org.uk


Royal National Institute for the Blind
For patient information.

Helpline 0845 766 9999
www.rnib.org.uk


The British Dyslexia Association
For information about dyslexia.

For enquiries about dyslexia:

Helpline: 0118 966 8271

The British Dyslexia Association.
98 London Road,
Reading,
RG1 5AU.
Tel: 0118 966 2677.

Fax: 0118 935 1927
www.bdadyslexia.org.uk


Dyslexia Action
An educational charity for the assessment and teaching of people with dyslexia.
www.dyslexiaaction.org.uk


National Screening Committee - Retinopathy
Information relating to retinopathy screening by digital imaging.
www.nscretinopathy.org.uk


Please send HES vouchers to the following address:

The Dispensing Opticians
Out Patients Department
Ground Floor
MREH
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9WL

01612765531


http://www.seeability.org/

SeeAbility's purpose is to encourage people who are blind or partially sighted and have multiple 

disabilities to achieve their full potential and enhance their quality of life.


Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults:

http://www.commissioningboard.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/safeguarding-vulnerable-people.pdf

 


 

Interpreters

As the CCG commissions LES (cataract, red eye, GRRS), they do pay for interpretation services. However they don't provide interpreters for GOS services - you need to ask NHS England about that.

Interpretation requests are managed by MICG (Manchester Integrated Care Gateway) and you should contact joanne.johnson4@nhs.net


 

The biggest directory of suppliers can be found  on The Optician magazine website:

Please click on the logo to go to the site

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 Contract Compliance information

Please refer to:  www.qualityinoptometry.co.uk


 

Professional Optometry Adviser

Sarah Slade

Professional Adviser - Optometry
Greater Manchester Area Team
NHS England
4th Floor | 3 Piccadilly Place | London Road | Manchester | M1 3BN
sarah.slade@nhs.net