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Defence first

During Optrafair the Federation of Ophthalmic and Dispensing Opticians, as part of the Optical Confederation, attempted to sooth the legal headaches surrounding the changes to the NHS and GOC regulations. Joe Ayling reports from the 'FODO Fringe'

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Caught in the Act

Guidance on the Bribery Act, which comes into force this week, has been issued by the Optical Confederation. Practitioners are being urged to consider carefully any gifts that they are offered by suppliers

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Routine eye examination

In the last in our series, looking at the eye examination, Bill Harvey and Andy Franklin describe the best way to communicate the outcome and the legal implications of gathering clinically sensitive data

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January sales law

The January sales are about to get under way in earnest this week, and some optical practitioners will be offering discounts. Stuart Ponting gives a guide to advertising the sale items legally

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Order of change

Professor Nizar Hirji and Roderick Clarkson explain the implications of the recent Opticians Act amendment for eye care practitioners