Standards for Optical Businesses consultation

From June 2018 to August 2018, we consulted on new draft Standards for Optical Businesses which set out our expectations of optical businesses and help ensure that patients receive good quality care. The consultation asked for views on:

  • whether the standards clearly outlined our expectations
  • where things were missing or unclear
  • what impact the standards might have
  • whether they fit together with our Standards of Practice for Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians, avoided confusion and made it clear where responsibilities lie.

We received 351 total unique responses to the consultation survey through the GOC Consultation Hub, with the majority offering positive support of the new Standards. In addition, feedback was gathered independently by Pye Tait Consulting through focus groups held with stakeholders, registrants, patients and the public.

Visit the GOC Consultation Hub to view all past and current consultations.

Standards for optometrists, dispensing opticians and students consultation

See the page on the Standards Strategic review for full details of the consultation and GOC response.