General Optical Council’s Education Strategic Review consultation

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15 May 2019
Source: General Optical Council

Council discussed the findings from the Education Strategic Review (ESR) consultation on draft Education Standards for providers and Learning Outcomes for students and provided clear steers on key elements of the review. The purpose of the ESR is to review and make recommendations on how the system of optical education and training should evolve so that registrants are equipped to

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GOC consults on draft guidance: disclosing confidential information

21 March 2019
Source: GOC

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has today launched a consultation on new draft guidance on disclosing confidential information about patients. The guidance will help GOC registrants to decide when they might need to override patient confidentiality in the public interest, for example by telling the DVLA (and potentially others) if a patient

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Response to Welsh Government’s Consultation on ‘Action on Disability: the Right to Independent Living’

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10 March 2019
Source: Wales Council of the Blind

See below joint responses from Guide Dogs Cymru, RNIB Cymru and Wales Council of the Blind to the Welsh Government’s consultation on ‘Action on Disability: the Right to Independent Living’.  

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FINAL Consultation Response For Action On Disability The Right To Independent Living - RNIB, Guide Dogs, WCB Final
FINAL Consultation Response For Action On Disability The Right To Independent Living - RNIB, Guide Dogs, WCB Final
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FINAL Action Plan Response - RNIB, Guide Dogs, WCB Final
FINAL Action Plan Response - RNIB, Guide Dogs, WCB Final
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Vision UK response to the Public Health England consultation relating to the Public Health Outcomes Framework.

20 February 2019
Source: Vision UK

Attached is the Vision UK response to the Public Health England consultation relating to the Public Health Outcomes Framework. The deadline for the consultation is 11.45pm Friday 22 February. The consultation can be found here We have worked with colleagues at the Clinical Council for Eye Health Commissioning, England Vision Strategy and CVIC (Certificate of Vision Impairment Committee) who are

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Proposed Changes To The Public Health Outcomes Framework From 2019 Vision UK
Proposed Changes To The Public Health Outcomes Framework From 2019 Vision UK
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Inspiring Impact: A subsector partnership between Visionary, NCVO and NPC to deliver shared measurement for the sight loss sector

29 January 2019
Source: Visionary

After several meetings with the Inspiring Impact pilot group members and with Visionary, NCVO and NPC working together behind the scenes, we have now developed the first versions of the shared measurement tools we think will capture the information that the sight loss sector wishes to measure about its front line services in common. We will be going through three

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Extension to the deadline for responses to the ORR Improving Assisted Travel consultation due to technical error

24 January 2019
Source: Office of Rail and Road

Due to an technical error, the ORR are  asking people who emailed responses to their:  ‘Improving Assisted Travel – consultation on changes to guidance for train and station operators on Disabled People’s Protection Policy (DPPP)’ to please resend them to DPPP@orr.gov.uk They apologise for the inconvenience and have extended the deadline for responses to Friday 1 February.

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General Optical Council Business Standards consultation receives positive response from the optical sector

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21 January 2019
Source: General Optical Council

Today the General Optical Council (GOC) has published the full report of the consultation into new draft Standards for Optical Businesses. Analysis of the consultation findings show high approval levels from respondents, with the majority agreeing that they will have a positive impact on optical businesses, professionals and the public. Of the 351 unique responses received to the survey, 87 per

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Vision UK response to the ORR Improving Assisted Travel – consultation on changes to guidance for train and station operators on Disabled People’s Protection Policy (DPPP)

18 January 2019
Source: Vision UK

This consultation sets out proposals to change the Disabled People’s Protection Policy (DPPP) Guidance for train and station operators on how to write their policies for helping disabled people to travel by rail. It is the culmination of the work undertaken so far to understand passengers’ experience of this service and to develop concrete proposals that are designed to bring

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Department for Education (3 December 2018) New guidance to help parents avoid unsafe out-of-school settings

24 December 2018
Source: Department for Education

Consultation on guidance to help parents choose the right out-of-school setting, and on voluntary code of practice to help providers meet the expected standards New guidance to help ‎parents choose safe, high quality out-of-school settings – such as clubs and tuition centres – for their children has been published today. The document, now open for consultation to ensure it meets

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Consultation on how we can improve Starting Point

Starting Point leaflet cover

20 December 2018
Source: Starting Point Task and Finish Group

In 2016, Vision UK (previously known as VISION 2020 UK) the umbrella organisation for the eye health and vision impairment sector, led a project as part of the Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee aimed at improving the information given to families when their child is first diagnosed with a vision impairment. Research underpinning the

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