The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) has launched an on-going series of CET webinars for members.

31 July 2019
Source: ABDO

ABDO’s head of CET Alex Webster says, “We are excited to be able to offer interactive CET that members can access in a new way, without having the expense and time associated with travel to and from an event. Each month we will host a new CET-approved webinar enabling members who complete the session to gain 1 interactive CET point.”

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Macular Society launches second training course for eye care professionals

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10 May 2019
Source: Macular Society

Leading sight loss charity the Macular Society has given a boost to eye care professionals wanting to learn more about macular disease by launching a brand-new free course to its online training package. ‘The emotional impact of a diagnosis of AMD’ is the second course it has made available through the web-based training programme. Alongside the first course, ‘An Introduction

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GOC registrants demonstrate their continued fitness to practise

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16 April 2019
Source: General Optical Council

New figures released by the General Optical Council (GOC) today show that the vast majority of optical practitioners have maintained their commitment to their profession by meeting their Continuing Education Training (CET) requirements. The GOC removed 392 individual practitioners from its register for failing to meet their CET requirements – less than 2% of registrants. Marcus Dye, GOC Head of

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AOP to offer in-house practice training in 2019

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2 January 2019
Source: Association of Optometrists

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) has announced that as part of its 2019 CET and professional development programme, practitioners will now be able to arrange CET-accredited AOP professional development courses at their practice. Dr Ian Beasley, AOP’s Head of Education, said: “We know that many professionals are looking for increasingly flexible approaches to education. By providing practices with the opportunity

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CET consultation shows appetite for change

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26 November 2018
Source: General Optical Council

General Optical Council (GOC) registrants have a strong appetite for increased control over their learning and development, according to the results of the regulator’s recent Fit for the Future Continuing Education and Training (CET) consultation. The 994 responses showed positives attitudes towards the current CET scheme from registrants but many stakeholder organisations were concerned that some aspects of the scheme

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GOC appoints new Chair and Deputy Chairs of CET Approvers

21 November 2018
Source: General Optical Council

The General Optical Council (GOC) has appointed a new Chair and Deputy Chairs to oversee its CET (Continuing Education and Training) panel of approvers. Kathy Morrison will be replacing Gordon Carson as the Chair of CET Approvers. She is the joint Programme Director of Optometry in NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and works as an independent prescribing optometrist in the

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AOP responds to the GOC’s change of plan on the CET review

15 November 2018
Source: The AOP

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) has welcomed the General Optical Council’s (GOC) decision to change its plans for ongoing professional training in 2019, while warning that the regulator must raise its game on planning and delivering major projects. The GOC’s Council today agreed to a major change in the timetable for the Continuing Education and Training (CET) review. The GOC

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Optometry Today launches CET Survival Pack

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26 October 2018
Source: Association of Optometrists

Optometry Today (OT), the journal of the Association of Optometrists (AOP), is launching a CET Survival Pack on 1 November to help practitioners meet their education requirements before the end of the CET cycle. The current three-year CET cycle will end at midnight on 31 December and, with no grace period being given, practitioners must meet the cycle’s 36 point

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