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Samantha Peters' speech to Optical Confederation Conference

15 May 2014

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GOC Chief Executive and Registrar Samantha Peters spoke to the Optical Confederation Conference about the UK Law Commissions’ draft Bill on the regulation of health and social care professionals.

Samantha started by talking about what the Bill is and what led to its development, before talking about the ways in which it is important for the optical professions.

This includes:

  • how it will help the GOC to adapt to a diverging and expanding scope of practice;
  • how it will make sure legislation does not stand in the way of registrants delivering more community services;
  • how it will help the GOC to adopt a more forward-thinking approach to standards; and
  • how it will help the GOC to further improve its fitness to practise processes.

You can download the speech from the GOC website at: http://www.optical.org/filemanager/root/site_assets/publications/speeches/samantha_speech_to_optical_confederation_13_may_2014.doc

For media enquiries please contact:
Simon Grier
Communications Manager
General Optical Council
t: 020 7307 3478
e: sgrier@optical.org

About the General Optical Council:
The GOC is the regulator for the optical professions in the UK. Its purpose is to protect the public by promoting high standards of education, performance and conduct amongst opticians. The Council currently registers around 26,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses.

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