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  • Disclosing confidential information about patients (including where patients may not be fit to drive): draft guidance for GOC registrants

    Some registrants and members of the public have requested more clarity about when to disclose confidential information in the public interest. We have therefore developed draft guidance on disclosing confidential information which covers the following: General principles of disclosing confidential information, with or without consent What to do when a patient may not be fit to drive as a result of their vision Other disclosures in the public interest Disclosing... More
    Opened 21 March 2019
  • Education Strategic Review

    This consultation forms part of our Education Strategic Review (ESR) and follows on from our analysis of key findings from the Concepts and Principles Consultation published earlier this year. As the regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, o ur role is to protect the public. One of the key ways that we do this is by setting the standards of optical education and then approving and quality assuring education programmes and qualifications that lead to... More
    Opened 12 November 2018
  • Fit for the Future: Lifelong Learning Review

    This consultation seeks stakeholder views on our Continuing Education and Training (CET) scheme. Our aim in consulting is to gain your views on how our CET scheme can successfully evolve to help meet the challenges of the future. As the regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians we have a responsibility to ensure that: our registrants maintain and develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours throughout their professional careers... More
    Opened 17 July 2018
  • Standards for Optical Businesses

    The General Optical Council needs to update its current standards for optical businesses to make sure they are consistent with the Standards of Practice that apply to optometrists and dispensing opticians and ensure that they are up to date. We have produced draft standards for consultation which you can access by clicking on the link below (opens in a popup window): Draft Standards for Optical Businesses You will need to look at these standards to be able to answer some of the... More
    Opened 14 June 2018
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