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Have you responded to our call for evidence and consultation yet?

With the deadline fast approaching, we have released some supporting materials to help inform stakeholders who are yet to respond. This includes presentations and FAQs explaining why we’re undertaking our Call for Evidence, and outlining the current legal requirements and regulations in place.

With under a month to go until the closing date for our call for evidence on the Opticians Act and consultation on associated policies, we have released supporting materials to help inform responses.

Published at 12:55 on 24/06/2022

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The General Optical Council has published its 2022 public perceptions research, which gathers insight into the public’s views and experiences of opticians/optometrist practices in the UK.

Published on 04/07/2022

At the Council meeting on 29 June 2022, Council approved an updated illegal practice protocol following a public consultation. 

Published on 30/06/2022

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News from Council – 29 June 2022

Latest updates from the Council meeting held on 29 June 2022.

Published on 30/06/2022

With under a month to go until the closing date for our call for evidence on the Opticians Act and consultation on associated policies, we have released supporting materials to help inform responses.

Published on 24/06/2022