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GOC responds to PSA's report, "Rethinking regulation"

6 Aug 2015

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The General Optical Council (GOC) has today responded to the Professional Standards Authority’s (PSA) report, “Rethinking regulation”.

GOC Chief Executive and Registrar, Samantha Peters said: “The PSA’s report raises some very important issues about the future of healthcare regulation, and we encourage others to join a wider debate on this. It is essential we properly and comprehensively consider the best ways in which to approach the future of regulation, and the PSA’s report is a welcome step forward in initiating this conversation.

“We have already been pushing for legislative change in the shape of the Law Commissions’ Bill and were disappointed that this was not included in the Queen’s Speech. We are keen to see changes to the current legal framework to enable us and other regulators to enhance our role in public protection, and we welcome the opportunity to debate this further.”

ENDS

For further information please contact:

Amarinder Cooner
Communications Officer
General Optical Council
t: 020 7307 3478
e: acooner@optical.org

 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

1. The PSA’s report, “Rethinking regulation”, can be found at: http://www.professionalstandards.org.uk/library/document-detail?id=f32e5b9e-2ce2-6f4b-9ceb-ff0000b2236b


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