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Standards Strategic Review background documents

Publication date Title (links to document) and description
October 2015
 
GOC statement in response to consultation on new Standards of Practice for Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians, Standards for Optical Students and a supporting Standards Framework. 
June 2015
 
Independent research commissioned by the GOC to conduct a  stakeholder consultation on the new standards, which took place between 16th March and 7th June 2015. 
January 2015
 
Summary of research carried out by other bodies into patient expectations of the standards that should be met by healthcare professionals.
November 2014
 
GOC statement in response to outcome of Standards Strategic Review Call for Evidence.
July 2014
 
Consultation into how the scopes of practise of optometrists and dispensing opticians may evolve in the future, and how our standards should therefore adapt to ensure continuing patient safety. 

 

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