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Updated Guidance for Professional Practice published

The College has published updated Guidance for Professional Practice for optometrists, including four new sections.

The Guidance is the College of Optometrists’ view of good practice. Based on the General Optical Council’s Standards of Practice for Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians, it sets out what is expected of optometrists and supports them in putting the GOC standards into practice.

Each section of the Guidance is evidence-based and reflects current legislation, to provide optometrists with the up-to-date assistance needed to make good clinical decisions and ensure patient care is always paramount. 

It is relevant to owner-practitioners, partners, employees and locums, pre-registration optometrists and students; and is applicable in all work environments, including multiple practices, independent practices and hospitals, and to both NHS and privately funded services.

Eilidh Thomson, Vice Chair of Optometry Scotland said: 

“The launch of the new Guidance for Professional Practice has been a truly collaborative approach from all four nations. 

“The review group have applied lessons learned from the pandemic and beyond to provide robust guidance which should provide every practitioner clarity and confidence moving forward in their clinical practice for years to come.”

Read more at The College of Optometrists.  

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