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Independent Prescribing Specialty Renewal

2020-21 Renewal for Independent Prescribing Optometrists

This section only applies to those who are registered as optometrists with a registered independent prescribing specialty

In late December/early January you will receive an email reminding you of your obligation to renew your specialty registration. If you do not receive this email please contact the Registration Department (information below). 

In order to retain the registration of your Independent Prescribing specialty you must complete the form below in addition to your optometrist renewal application for 2020-21 through your MyGOC account. Your optometrist renewal will open in late January 2020. 

You should submit this form and your optometrist renewal application by 15 March 2020. 

Failure to renew your specialty registration by 31 March 2021 may result in its removal from your registration record. 

We will acknowledge receipt of your completed form by email within ten working days of submission. If you have completed and submitted the form but continue to receive reminders to complete renewal of your specialty registration this means that we have not received your completed application. Please contact us if this occurs. 

If you have any queries about your application, contact our registration team on 020 7580 3898 (option 1), Monday-Thursday 09.00-17.00, Fridays 09.00-16.45; or email


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