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

The College has reviewed the evidence on the potential risks of using chloramphenicol POM eye drops for children less than 2 years old.

There has been an update to the summary of product characteristics for the Prescription Only Medicine form of chloramphenicol 0.5% multi-dose eye drops.

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

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

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

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

The College is committed to reducing vision-related falls. By working with UK falls services we can identify and support patients with failing vision. There are plenty of opportunities for members to get involved.

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.

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

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

We are aware of a petition regarding examination testing times during the pandemic. Read our statement.