Statement on the redeployment of optometrists or dispensing opticians within pharmacy practice during COVID-19 pandemic



This is a regulatory statement issued by the General Optical Council (GOC) and General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)

It describes how optical professionals might be utilised to support the delivery of pharmacy services, to relieve pressures on the pharmacy workforce due to the COVID-19 emergency and to provide a platform for future interdisciplinary interaction and support, post COVID-19.

This statement, through a series of questions and answers, explores how this support mightwork.


29 July 2020