In Focus: Specialist entry requirements

A consultation on the GOC’s requirements for CLOs has been launched. Yiannis Kotoulas reports

The General Optical Council (GOC) has begun a consultation on its proposals to update requirements for specialist entry to the register as a contact lens optician (CLO).

Proposed changes to these requirements for entry to the register would amend the qualifications potential CLOs

were required to complete, as Council approval of these qualifications is based on their compliance with the document under consultation.

This new consultation followed the GOC’s Education Strategic Review (ESR) that began in 2018 and ended last year. The previous ESR concerned GOC new education and training requirements for dispensing opticians and optometrists, and was confirmed following lengthy consultation with professional bodies and the sector.

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