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

Mr Wojciech Karwatowski has been elected as the new chair of the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning (CCEHC) following a vote by the members of the Clinical Council.

The College has qualified 655 new optometrists and 82 new IP optometrists since January 2021.

The College of Optometrists and The Royal College of Ophthalmologists have released a joint statement of our vision for safe and sustainable patient eye care services.

Following on from the joint vision statement for England published in August 2020, both Colleges have reviewed and built on the learnings over the past year resulting in a joint statement for the UK.

Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, the world’s top-ranked optometry journal, has significantly increased its key journal citation metrics.

We have updated our Amber phase COVID-19 guidance to help practices across the UK deliver eye care safely and effectively at this stage of the pandemic.

We explain how the easing of restrictions in Wales will affect optometrists.

Sector bodies advise that optical practices should continue to follow Amber guidance, and self-isolation exemptions in England are unlikely to apply in primary eye care settings.

Together with ABDO we advise that practices should continue to operate in the amber phase and maintain high infection control standards this summer.

The General Optical Council have approved modified patient encounter requirements for registered dispensing opticians and contact lens opticians who are current trainees on the Scheme for Registration.

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

Healthcare organisations from across England have written a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling for face masks to be mandatory in healthcare settings.

The College of Optometrists has accredited the University of Hertfordshire as a provider of the Professional Certificate in Glaucoma.

The College, ABDO, the AOP and FODO have issued guidelines on appropriate infection prevention and control measures following recent government announcements.

You may have read in the news this week about Bradley Walsh’s struggle with blepharitis, an eye condition which causes inflamed and swollen eye lids. Here's what our clinical adviser had to say.

CCEHC survey highlights need to review commissioning and provision of low vision services to deliver more accessible and integrated care for patients in England.

MHRA agrees with the College view that chloramphenicol eye drops can be safely administered to children aged 0 to 2 years, where antibiotic eye drop treatment is indicated.