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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for GOC registrants

To assist GOS contractors and performers in England, our team of clinical advisors often make available General Optical Council approved CPD. These consist of both distance learning materials and online presentation events. 

Upcoming online events 

GOS in England – can I or can I not claim? 

Attendance to the 'GOS in England – can I or can I not claim?' CPD event (C-103956) provides one interactive point under the leadership and accountability domain for dispensing opticians only. It is pre-approved and is not a self-directed point. 

The event covers the appropriate use of re-test codes, together with specific clinical examples on how the frequency of sight test recalls should be applied for different types of GOS patients in England. 

Each event lasts one hour and the dates and times vary depending on your role in optometry.

Book your space as a dispensing optician

Sessions for dispensing opticians will run on:

  • Monday 5 December at 12:30pm - now fully booked
  • Tuesday 13 December at 8:30am
  • Tuesday 20 December at 7pm
  • Monday 9 January 2023 at 7pm
  • Tuesday 17 January 2023 at 7pm

Use our online CPD booking page to secure your space.

Book your space as an optometrist

Sessions for optometrists will run on:

  • Wednesday 30 November at 7pm
  • Tuesday 10 January 2023 at 7pm
  • Wednesday 18 January 2023 at 7pm

Use our online CPD booking page to secure your space.

Non-interactive CPD

Guidance on how to apply for a GOS contract in England 

'Guidance on how to apply for a GOS contract in England (C-103224)' (Word: 171KB) provides one non-interactive CPD point. It is suitable for all GOC registrants in England and will take one hour to complete.  

To gain the CPD point, you must read the document and then pass the Multiple-Choice Questionnaire (MCQ) assessment with a score greater than 60%. The link to the MCQ assessment is at the end of the CPD article.