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PHN News Update
30th June 2015

PHN News Update

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Bad news on the high street as mee Healthcare spectacularly crashed with by all accounts huge losses. 

Norville practice steps back in time.

General News

After the fanfare of the opening of the first branch in Leeds followed by a further 10, the last one opening January 2014 in Romford, the bell has finally been rung on mee Healthcare. We have been unable to gain a statement from the senior management team as yet, who wrote to all staff asking them to hand the keys back to their local J Sainsbury Manager...Full report

Two erasures have been made from the GOC registers this week, one Optometrist and one DO.

Professional Matters

The General Optical Council (GOC) has launched a campaign to recruit a new registrant member to its Council.

GOC welcomes performance review

New Products and services

Enter the magic world of Okia with the new “floral monochrome” collection

New Heritage Collection additions from OGI

Forthcoming Conferences, Exhibitions & Education

IACLE World Congress hails technology as future for contact lens education

SILMO Istanbul on the banks of the Bosporus

BCLA and NCC Announce Collaboration for NCC 2016

Vision UK 2015 Calls for Continued Collaboration to Influence

Decision Makers in Eye Health and Sight Loss Services

Charity News

World Sight Day Challenge announced for 2015

LOC news

Capita plc has been announced by NHS England as the as the preferred bidder in Primary Care Support tender.


Adlens® CEO Michael C Ferrara offers business advice to Dublin Institute of Technology.

The Future of Eyewear has arrived at EyeGlass World.

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