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31 October 2014
Issue 149
Save the dates!
ABDO is pleased to announce that the 2015 ABDO Conference and Exhibition will be held at Manchester Central

Sunday 20 and Monday 21 September 2015
Manchester Central

Saturday 19 September 2015

Saturday 19 September 2015
Wolfson Reading Room, Manchester Central Library

Sunday 20 September 2015
The Midland Hotel, Manchester

Further details will be released and online booking available in due course
Newcastle dispensing optician wins national award
Lesley Oglethorpe has been announced the winner of a prestigious national award in recognition of her services to optics.

Run by the Association of Optometrists (AOP) and sponsored by CooperVision, the awards recognise the highest levels of achievement in UK optics.

Ms Oglethorpe was named the winner in the ‘Dispensing Optician of the Year’ category during an awards ceremony in Birmingham. Sponsored by the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO), this award recognises a dispensing optician who is dedicated to keeping informed of new innovations in frames and lenses and a leader within the practice, supporting colleagues and promoting eye health.

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ABDO and ABDO College personnel changes Read More
Optical Confederation Ebola guidance for optical businesses Read More
GOC commits to duty of candour Read More
LOCSU News - NOC Special Read More
Primary care partners vow to hold politicians to election pledges Read More
New guide highlights how design improves the lives of people with sight loss Read More
Vision Aid Overseas opens new Vision Centre in Zambia Read More
Membership benefits

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CET points for 2014 – complete and submit before Friday 12 December for 2014 points

In order that points gained in 2014 appear on your record for 2014, all CET must be completed and submitted by 12 December. After this date, the points may be added to your 2015 total on MyCET, or shown as being completed in 2015.

This applies to all CET provided by ABDO.
London - Area 11, Tuesday 11 November Read More
Banbury - Area 5 peer discussion – Session 1, 3.00pm, Wednesday 12 November Read More
Banbury - Area 5 peer discussion – Session 2, 6.00pm, Wednesday 12 November Read More
Plymouth - Area 7, Thursday 13 November Read More
Gulidford - Area 9, Thursday 13 November Read More
Peterborough - Area 4, Monday 24 November Read More
President’s Consultation Day - 19 November, Birmingham

The next ABDO President’s Consultation Day will be held at the Aston Business School, The Aston Triangle, Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7ET, on Wednesday 19 November 2014. All members are invited and welcome to attend.

To confirm your attendance email Jane Burnand at by Friday 31 October.

Re:View - the ABDO College newsletter

The November 2014 issue of Re:View contains features on dry eye syndrome, the ABDO College Bookshop and the latest foundation degree awards event*. We also hear how ABDO College accommodates it’s students and there’s interviews with College technician, Sue Rose and past-student Michelle Newton.

*To view the foundation degree awards event pictures click here.

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Part-time / locum optometrist required - Folkestone

Experienced part-time / locum optometrist required for traditional independent Kent practice committed to a professional, patient-focused approach in a friendly and welcoming environment. Apply with CV to

Yorkshire Optical Society Foundation Lecture - Monday 24 November Read More
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