Ophthalmology: Regulation

Department of Health written question – answered on 27th November 2017.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lord Porter of Spalding Lord Porter of Spalding Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the findings of a recent Which? investigation into the quality of optical prescriptions, whether they have any plans to review the regulation of opticians and the performance of the General Optical Council.

Photo of Lord O'Shaughnessy Lord O'Shaughnessy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Government is consulting on proposals for the reform of the professional regulation of healthcare professionals, including opticians, in the United Kingdom. This consultation closes on 23 January 2018.

The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) is the independent body responsible for overseeing the work of the nine statutory bodies that regulate health professionals in the UK and social workers in England. The PSA reviews the performance of the General Optical Council on an annual basis.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes1 person thinks so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.