Issue 42, June 2019
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Welcome to eBulletin

Welcome to the June issue of the eBulletin. I hope whether you are having a staycation in the UK or jetting off to sunnier shores you get to enjoy some leisure time over the summer.

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Education Strategic Review update

At our last Council meeting in May, our Council discussed the findings from our consultation on our draft Education Standards for providers and Learning Outcomes for students as well as our next steps going forward.

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Interview with Dionne Spence, Director of Casework and Resolution

Our Standards  of Practice for optometrists and dispensing opticians set out the professional standards eye care professionals must uphold in order to be registered to practise in the UK.


We sat down with Dionne Spence (Director of Casework and Resolutions) to help us separate the facts and the fiction of FTP .

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Reflective Practice

This month we joined forces with eight other healthcare regulators to produce a joint statement to promote reflective practice amongst healthcare professionals. The statement reflects the increasing importance reflective practice has within healthcare as a vehicle to develop professional standards and the quality of care provided to patients.

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Speaking up for improvement

Speaking up with ideas or concerns can lead to improvements for patients and colleagues, but only if the organisation listens and acts. When leaders see information as a gift, workers feel valued and listened to and this has a positive impact on patient care.


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Love Your Lenses week 2019: Highlights

Following on from this year’s successful Love Your Lenses week, we’d like to say thank you once again to all those who supported the week and give you a recap on some of the highlights.

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Business standards update

Our new Standards for Optical Businesses have been published and we have some exciting things planned to help get you ready for them taking effect on 1 October 2019.

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News in Brief

CET Review update


As part of our overall review of optical education, we are reviewing our current Continuing Education and Training (CET) scheme to ensure it continues to support your needs and improves the safety and quality of care for patients. 


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