Standards for optometrists and dispensing opticians

5. Keep your knowledge and skills up to date

  1. Be competent in all aspects of your work, including clinical practice, supervision, teaching, research and management roles, and do not perform any roles in which you are not competent.
  2. Comply with the Continuing Education and Training (CET) requirements of the General Optical Council as part of a commitment to maintaining and developing your knowledge and skills throughout your career as an optical professional.
  3. Be aware of current good practice, taking into account relevant developments in clinical research, and apply this to the care you provide.
  4. Reflect on your practice and seek to improve the quality of your work through activities such as reviews, audits, appraisals or risk assessments. Implement any actions arising from these.