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New role for ABDO Head of Policy 

New role for ABDO Head of Policy 

The Head of Policy and Public Affairs for the Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO), Debbie McGill will be taking up a new role in January 2023.


Debbie has been appointed as Head of Primary Care Services with NHS Tayside after 10 years with Optometry Scotland and five years with ABDO as Head of Policy and Public Affairs.

ABDO General Secretary Tony Garrett said, “We are fortunate to have had the skill and dedication of Debbie for the past five years and we will miss her drive and enthusiasm and I would like to thank her for her service to ABDO”.

Alistair Bridge, who will be taking up the role of ABDO Chief Executive on 1 January 2023 following Tony’s retirement, will be the main point of contact for policy and public affairs until a new appointment can be made.

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