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We have responded to a green paper on prevention public from the Department of Health and Social Care.

The College responded to a consultation from the All Wales Therapeutics and Toxicology Centre.

The GOC is consulting on its proposal to change the current CET scheme to help it develop and finalise policy changes. 

We have responded to a Health Education England call for evidence making the case for greater investment in the optometry workforce to support better integrated eye care now and in the future.

We've responded to a consultation on the development of a new Integrated Care System model in Northern Ireland.

We've issued a statement in response to the GOC's call for evidence to review the Opticians Act (1989).

Read our response to the GOC's draft Speaking Up guidance.

The College responded to a DSHC consultation to support the extension of provision of free PPE to the health and care sector, including optometrists, after 31 March.

Following feedback from members we have finalised our response to the consultation on an optometrist apprenticeship standard, and our open letter to the Trailblazer Group.

The College has responded to a consultation on whether health and social care staff had the right skills and training to provide effective care to people with a learning disability or autism.

The College has responded to a consultation on GOS statistics publications (November 2019).

The College proposes 13 key changes to help minimise the risk of healthcare-associated infections and ensure the guidance remains aligned with the four Nations' public health advice.

We have responded to a consultation on the NHS 2020/21 National Tariff Payment System.

Read our response to a consultation on the way the Northern Ireland Diabetic Eye Screening Programme is provided.

We responded to the Department of Health and Social Care’s consultation on Regulating healthcare professionals, protecting the public.

The College has responded to a consultation on disclosing confidential information about patients.

The GOC opens consultation on proposed changes to its requirements for education and training in independent prescribing.

We have responded to a consultation on the General Optical Council's (GOC) draft strategic plan 2020-27.

We responded to the GOC's consultation on its new draft Speaking Up guidance.

The GOC has launched consultations on its remote hearings protocols, service of statutory notices and its hearings and indicative sanctions guidance.

We have responded to the GOC's consultation on whether, in some circumstances, it would be more appropriate to use email rather than post to deliver statutory notices.

Read our response to the General Optical Council's (GOC) Education Strategic Review (February 2019).

We've responded to the GOC's hearings and indicative sanctions guidance consultation.

We have responded to the GOC's remote hearings protocol to support the fitness to practise process with the administration and progression of hearings as restrictive lockdown measures continue to ease.

The Department of Health and Social Care is consulting on proposals for mandatory COVID-19 and flu vaccinations for all frontline health and social care workers in England.

The College is seeking your input on the development of key principles for the safe expansion of scope of practice when providing new eye care related clinical procedures, activities or services.

Feedback on our draft response on changes to qualification requirements for specialist entry onto the register.

We have responded to an NHS consultation on proposals for changing legislation.

Following feedback from members we have finalised our response to the consultation on an optometrist apprenticeship standard, and our open letter to the Trailblazer Group.

Thank you to all our members who have fed back on an optometrist degree apprenticeship consultation.

Read our response to the consultation on conditions for which over the counter items should not be routinely prescribed in primary care.

Read the College's response to the NICE consultation on its quality standard for dementia (February 2019).

Concerns surrounding the submission of the apprenticeship standard and end point proposal mean the proposed optometry apprenticeship degree is on hold for the time being.

Take part in our latest research project in conjunction with the University of Warwick and the Department for Transport

We have responded to the Department of Health and Social Care consultation on 'Healthcare regulation: deciding when statutory regulation is appropriate.'

The consultation covered OCT use in diabetic retinopathy referral, shared decision making for cataract surgery, and glaucoma referral criteria.

We have responded to the The Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch’s investigation on the “Lack of timely monitoring of patients with glaucoma”.

Next steps to building strong and effective integrated care systems across England.

We've responded to the Royal College of Ophthalmologists' (RCOphth) consultation on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) Services.

We have responded to the UK National Screening Committee's consultation on glaucoma.

We've responded to a consultation by the Department of Health and Social Care on making vaccination a condition of deployment in the health and wider social care sector.

We responded to a Royal Pharmaceutical Society consultation on a competency framework for all prescribers.

We have responded to a Scottish Government consultation on Falls Prevention Strategy.

The College is inviting members to provide final comments on our draft response to the GOC's Speaking Up consultation.

The GOC has launched a consultation on its new draft Speaking Up guidance, designed to support registrants to speak up about concerns, particularly those affecting patient and public safety.

We have responded to the DHSC consultation on revoking vaccination as a condition of deployment across all health and social care.

We have responded to the GOC consultation on the illegal supply of eye care services and optical appliances.

Read our response to GOC's call for evidence to review the Opticians Act (1989).

College responds to UKNSC consultation on childhood vision screening.

The College responds to DVLA's consultation on amending the Road Traffic Act 1988 to allow registered healthcare professionals to complete DVLA medical questionnaires.

The General Optical Council (GOC) sought views on how they can continue to support registrants and the optical sector throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.