The General Optical Council (GOC) has appointed Enventure Research to undertake a survey to help it understand the views and experiences of its approximately 29,000 registrants. The GOC is the regulator of optical professions in the UK, and aims to protect and promote the health and safety of patients and the public. This is the second project that Enventure Research will be delivering on behalf of the GOC, following the recent public perceptions survey.
An online survey will be used to gather information about registrants’ views, perceptions and experiences relating to the GOC and daily challenges faced in clinical practice. Additional qualitative research, in the form of focus groups, and in-depth telephone interviews, will supplement the findings from the online survey and provide greater insight.
The research will provide the GOC with an understanding of how it can better engage with its registrants, highlight training and education needs and help identify any pressures that may prevent registrants from meeting GOC set standards.
The findings ofthe research will be communicated in the form of a comprehensive report and a presentation to the GOC.