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Richard Whittington

View From: LOCSU

We have been spending a lot of time recently dissecting the NHS long term plan, exploring how the optical sector should best engage with stakeholders to increase its profile

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The View from the High Street

Firstly, many thanks to Judy Lea for her excellent contribution to this column since June 2017. I just hope I can live up to her high standards. I wish her all her best with her ongoing roles as College assessor, diabetic CAVA assessor, WOPEC lead assessor, and head of enhanced optical services and - if that wasn’t enough - as an optometrist director of Specsavers Longton.

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Support networks

​Reading one of Optician’s CET features on patients with eye injury-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) got me thinking about mental health provision within optics, and I’m of the opinion that it remains something of a blind spot.