In response to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the General Optical Council published a set of statements aimed at removing unnecessary regulatory barriers, clarifying certain areas of practice and providing additional guidance to optical professionals. Enventure Research was subsequently appointed to analyse and report on the findings from a consultation exploring the content and impact of the statements.
The consultation seeks the views of registrants, patients and the public, and other key stakeholders to ensure the statements remain effective and determine how they should apply in different phases of the current or any future pandemic. The survey is being hosted online by the GOC and will remain open until 7 January 2021.
Following survey closure, Enventure Research will provide comprehensive analysis and reporting on the findings, allowing the GOC to further develop its guidance and support the optical profession.