GOC consults on new Education Standards and Learning Outcomes

13 November 2018
Source: General Optical Council

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today launched a consultation on new draft standards for education providers and learning outcomes for students as part of its Education Strategic Review (ESR). The purpose of the ESR is to ensure that students are equipped for the roles for the future and this means having standards for education providers and learning outcomes for

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GOC appoints Dr Subo Shanmuganathan as Interim Director of Education

9 October 2018
Source: GOC

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today (08/10/18) announced that Dr Subo Shanmuganathan has joined as its Interim Director of Education. Subo began her role at the GOC today and will be in place for the next nine months. Subo has extensive experience as a director in various roles throughout the charity and university sectors. Her previous roles include Director

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GOC Chair calls for sector-wide action on clinical experience for optical students

10 May 2018
Source: GOC

Gareth Hadley, Chair of the General Optical Council (GOC), is today calling upon educators, employers and professional bodies in the optical sector to work together to facilitate solutions to achieving enhanced clinical experience for student optometrists and dispensing opticians. His call follows the publication of a GOC report analysing responses to its concepts and principles consultation as part of its

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High level Education Strategic Review consultation responses show support for new education approach

13 April 2018
Source: The GOC

The GOC has today published some high level findings from its Education Strategic Review concepts and principles consultation. The high level summary publication shows 97 per cent of respondents agreed with the development of new education standards for optometrists and dispensing opticians. 82 per cent agreed with embedding clinical experience progressively from the start of education programmes. Stakeholders also showed

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GOC Chair calls for more collaboration between system leaders in future of eye and vision services

8 February 2018

  Gareth Hadley, Chair of the General Optical Council (GOC), is today calling for more collaboration and cooperation between the wider health system and the optical sector. Gareth’s call follows the regulator today publishing a summary of its recent discussions about the potential future direction of eye health and vision services in the UK. Following a health system leaders’ roundtable

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GOC launches Education Strategic Review concepts and principles consultation

13 December 2017
Source: The GOC

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today published a consultation on the concepts and principles that could underpin optical education and training in the future, as part of its Education Strategic Review.   The consultation considers a series of ways of helping to ensure future optometrists and dispensing opticians are supported to be safe, confident and competent new practitioners in

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