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ESR policy development and research

Our approach to the Education Strategic Review is guided by evidence based policy making and learning from other regulatory approaches. 

Research

Publication date

Title (links to document) and description

June 2021
Review led by the University of Surrey to identify any barriers or facilitators to non-medical prescribing that impact the profession.
December 2020
Research conducted by the Quality Assurance Agency to recommend the Regulated Qualification Framework (RQF)/Framework for Higher Education Qualification (FHEQ) level at which optometry and ophthalmic dispensing should sit. Co-commissioned by GOC, ABDO , CoO, OASC, OSC. 
October 2020
Assessment on the financial impacts of proposals to update the education and training requirements for optometrists and dispensing opticians.
October 2020
Assessment on the EDI impacts of the ESR proposals, including recommendations on embedding EDI into implementation of ESR.
June 2018
Research into the views and perceptions of newly qualified optical practitioners and optical employers across the UK.

November 2017

Research commissioned into educational patterns and trends in optical and other health professional education and regulation. 

September 2017

Discussion paper exploring the changing roles of optical professionals in the UK, to inform the Education Strategic Review. 
 
Background briefings and statements

Publication date

Title (links to document) and description

April 2018

High level findings statement from the ESR concepts and principles consultation. The consultation ran from December 2017 to March 2018.

February 2018

Summary of roundtable event with sectoral and health service system leaders, about the potential future direction of eye health and vision services in the UK.
 
Consultation and engagement
Publication date Title (links to document) and description
February 2021
Response to the Education Strategic Review (ESR) consultation on draft education and training requirements for qualifications leading to GOC registration as an optometrist and dispensing optician .
October 2020
Analysis of the responses to the ESR consultation on education and training requirements for qualifications leading to GOC registration as an optometrist and dispensing optician.
September 2019
Response to the Education Strategic Review (ESR) Consultation on draft Education Standards for providers and Learning Outcomes for students.   
May 2019

ESR Education Standards and Learning Outcomes consultation analysis

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Analysis of responses to the GOC's ESR consultation on the draft Education Standards for providers and Learning Outcomes for students which ran from November 2018 to February 2019.

April 2018

Analysis of responses to the GOC’s Education Strategic Review concepts and principles consultation which ran from December 2017 to March 2018. 

March 2018

ESR concepts and principles consultation question and answer factsheet.

December 2017

An exploratory consultation which sets out a series of concepts and principles we are exploring as part of our Education Strategic Review. The consultation closed on Friday 16 March 2018.

June 2017

Independent summary of responses to our initial Education Strategic Review Call for Evidence, along with an annex of all responses where consent was given for publication.

 

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