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Visit the GOC at Optometry Tomorrow


This weekend, 17-18 April, GOC representatives will be at the Optometry Tomorrow conference to chat about the issues affecting practitioners. The conference takes place this Sunday and Monday at York Racecourse.

The GOC is currently in the middle of a series of consultations on revalidation. This includes looking at how a revised version of CET may form part of the future scheme. Throughout the Optometry Tomorrow conference, the GOC will be listening to feedback on the proposals so far, and answering any other queries.

GOC director of standards, Jon Levett said: “This is another great opportunity for us to work with registrants to develop revalidation and CET schemes for the future. It is important to us that we understand practitioners’ professional experiences and listen to their views on what would make the scheme meaningful, rewarding and practicable. Revalidation is one of the biggest changes affecting the optical professions, and this is just one of many opportunities that registrants will have throughout the year to get involved.”

On Monday 19 April, Jon Levett will also deliver a presentation on what lies ahead for a revalidation scheme for optometrists and dispensing opticians.

Other topics up for discussion at the GOC stand include the new Codes of Conduct, which came into affect on 1 April 2010, and the GOC’s ‘registration toolkit’ which is due to be launched this Spring.