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Latest Newsletter

    Follow the link below to read the latest Board E-Communication  This E-Communication was sent out to practitioners and stakeholders on 3rd August 2020 Click here

New Board Members

New Board Members Appointed On the 21st May 2020, two new Board members were appointed to the Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians Board. Zoe Ross was appointed to the Board as a dispensing optician member. Ravi Dass was appointed as an optometrist member.  To read more about the Board members follow the link below: Meet the […]

2019-2020 Annual Report

Latest Annual Report The Board’s 2019-2020 Annual Report was published on 24 August 2020. Click here to view a copy.   Previous Annual Reports Click on the links below to access Board Annual Reports for the following previous years: Annual Report 2018-2019 Annual Report 2017-2018 Annual Report 2016-2017 Annual report 2015-2016 Annual report 2014-2015 Annual report 2013-2014 […]

COVID-19 Information

Please click on the below for more information on the Board’s response to COVID-19 COVID-19 Information

Optometrist APC Fee and Discipline Levy Proposal for 2019/20

A proposal to amend optometrist APC fees and to impose a discipline levy for the 2019/20 practising year. Click here to access the consultation document. Submissions closed on 30 November 2018.    Decision Three submissions were received on this consultation. After careful consideration of the submissions the Board received, the Board resolved to approve its proposals […]

Standards of Clinical Competence for Optometrists

A proposal to make changes to the Board’s Standards of Clinical Competence for Optometrists. Click here to access the consultation document.   Decision After careful consideration of the submissions the Board received on this consultation, the Board resolved to approve the revised standards with a few further minor amendments taking into consideration submission feedback. Click here to access the […]

Proposal to Amend the Optical Dispensing Scope of Practice

The Board proposed to amend the Optical Dispensing Scope of Practice. Click here to access the consultation document.   Decision After careful consideration of the submissions the Board received on this consultation, the Board resolved to change the name of the scope of practice to the ‘Dispensing Optician Scope of Practice’, but not to make any amendments […]

Recertification programme requirements for dispensing opticians

The Board proposed to amend the self-audit requirements for the CPD recertification programme for dispensing opticians. Click here to access the consultation document.  Click here to access the current CPD recertification programme for dispensing opticians.   Decision After careful consideration of the submissions the Board received on this consultation, the Board resolved not to make any amendments to the self […]

Proposal to Amend the Optical Dispensing Scope of Practice

The Board proposed to amend the Optical Dispensing Scope of Practice. Click here to access the consultation document.   Decision The Board has deferred a decision on this consultation and is seeking further advice and considering options. A formal decision on this consultation will be communicated in due course.

UNSW Proposal

A proposal to amend the qualification provided by the University of New South Wales, accredited by the Board for registration in the Optometrist Scope of Practice. Click here to access the consultation document. Click here to access Appendix 1 Click here to access Appendix 2   The Board welcomes submissions. Submissions are due 2 October 2018.

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