Policy

Through our policy work, we champion the value of optometrists in delivering eye care, and provide an independent, authoritative voice in debates that will shape the sector. 

We have submitted our response to Healthcare Improvement Scotland's cataract surgery standards scoping consultation.

We have responded to the Hewitt review: call for evidence on ICSs in England, to help inform a new way of working.

The Opticians Act 1989 underpins the General Optical Council’s regulatory work. Sophie Goodchild looks at why a review was needed, the response from stakeholders, and the next steps.

Clinical Adviser for the College Daniel Hardiman-McCartney FCOptom on how to ensure a sustainable optometry workforce.

Where do you start when writing a clinical case study? We summarise the steps with advice from College Director of Knowledge and Research Mike Bowen.

A message from Professor Leon Davies FCOptom, College President.

The College’s Clinical Editor on renewed excitement and optimism in the profession.

Despite compulsory safeguarding training every two years, optometrists can still feel unsure of their duties. Kathy Oxtoby looks at what to do if you suspect a patient requires safeguarding.

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

National optical representative bodies [1] have welcomed the Fuller Stocktake report on integrating primary care in England.

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.