Consultation responses

The College regularly responds to consultations from both sector and government organisations.

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We take the lead on influencing the agenda of policymakers to ensure that optometrists' skills are valued and used in designing eye care services, and we regularly contribute and comment on policy relevant to our members. Here are our most recent consultation responses:

2019

Response to consultation on screening for glaucoma

We have responded to the UK National Screening Committee's consultation on glaucoma (October 2019).

Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s

We have responded to a green paper on prevention public from the Department of Health and Social Care (October 2019)

Scottish Government Falls Prevention Strategy consultation

We have responded to a Scottish Government consultation on Falls Prevention Strategy (August 2019).

GOC consultation on Disclosing confidential information about patients guidance

The College has responded to a consultation on disclosing confidential information about patients (June 2019).

UKNSC consultation on childhood vision screening

College responds to UKNSC consultation on childhood vision screening (June 2019).

Implementing the NHS Long Term Plan: Proposals for possible changes to legislation

We have responded to an NHS consultation on proposals for changing legislation (April 2019).

Consultation on Learning disability and autism training for health and care staff

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 (April 2019).

Consultation on the way the Northern Ireland diabetic eye screening programme is provided

Read our response to a consultation on the way the Northern Ireland Diabetic Eye Screening Programme is provided (March 2019).

NICE consultation on quality standards for dementia

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

GOC's Education Strategic Review

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

NHS Wales' consultation on over-the-counter prescriptions

Read our response to the consultation on conditions for which over the counter items should not be routinely prescribed in primary care (January 2019).

2018

NICE topic engagement: Dementia

Read our response to the NICE topic engagement on its quality standard for dementia (October 2018).

NICE consultation on Serious Eye Disorders Quality Standard

The College’s joint response with the Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Vision UK to the NICE consultation on its proposed update to the Serious Eye Disorders Quality Standard (October 2018).

Fit for the Future: Lifelong Learning Review

The College responds to the GOC's major consultation on the current CET system, with a view to developing a reformed programme that will equip optometrists for future challenges (August 2018).

GOC Standards for Optical Businesses

Read the College's response to the GOC consultation on the proposed Standards for Optical Businesses (August 2018)

2018 APPG on Dementia Call for Evidence

Read the evidence we submitted to the All Party Parliamentary Group for their inquiry into Dementia and Disability (July 2018)

Williams Review into gross negligence manslaughter in healthcare

Read the evidence we submitted to the Review in relation to gross negligence manslaughter and healthcare professionals (April 2018)

Over the counter prescriptions

Our response to a consultation on conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care (March 2018).

GOC Education Strategic Review

Our response to the GOC's Education Strategic Review concepts and principles consultation (March 2018)

England Vision Strategy Priorities Consultation

Our response to the consultation on the England Vision Strategy Priorities, addressing problems faced by individuals with sightloss, and promoting good eye health (February 2018).

NICE quality standard - Serious eye disorders

NICE sought views on its topic overview on the eye disorders quality standard and this is our response (January 2018).

Department of Health – Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation

Our response to a consultation on what reforms are needed across the UK healthcare regulatory system in order to support workforce development while maximising public protection in a more efficient way (January 2018).

 

 

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