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Record patient encounters in your logbook. 

The summary page gives you an at-a-glance record of your patient encounters, and you can use your logbook to discuss your progress with your supervisor and assessor, including achievements and areas in for improvement. You will need to share the most up-to-date version of your logbook with your assessor at each assessment visit.

You must use the electronic logbook below. 

You will also need to maintain a reflective learning portfolio.

 

Trainees who are qualified dispensing opticians or contact lens opticians

The General Optical Council has approved modifications for registered dispensing opticians (DOs) and contact lens opticians (CLOs) who are currently on the Scheme for Registration. The new requirements apply to all DOs and CLOs who are completing the new logbook 520 patient encounters.

Find out the minimum patient encounter number requirements for those who are qualified dispensing opticians or contact lens opticians

 

Frequently asked questions

I am a dispensing optician, how do I complete my logbook now that the GOC have granted an exemption from dispensing encounters during my time on the scheme?

Enter the date, Supervisor: COptom, Px Reference: Dispensing exemption (DE on subsequent entries), Appointment: Dispense. You should then copy this 60 times into your logbook.  

You can use the fill function to do this by highlighting the last two rows, ensuing that there is a black plus sign in the right hand corner, then clicking and drag the green box down until you have filled 60 rows. 

 

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I am a contact lens optician, how do I complete my logbook now that the GOC have granted an exemption from dispenses and contact lens encounters during my time on the scheme?

First, follow the instructions in the FAQ above to complete the exemption for dispensing encounters. 

Then, to complete the exemption for contact lens encounters, enter the date, Supervisor: COptom, Px Reference: Contact lens exemption (CLE on subsequent entries), Appointment: Contact lens, Type: Soft Fit and copy this 80 times into your logbook.  

You can use the fill function to do this by highlighting the last two rows, ensuring that there is a black plus sign in the right hand corner, then clicking and drag the green box down until you have filled 60 rows. 

 

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How can I confirm with my assessor that I am a qualified DO/CLO?

At the next visit with your assessor provide evidence of your DO/CLO qualification in the form of a certificate or proof of registration with the GOC.

 

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