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GOS Mandatory Training

General Ophthalmic Services Mandatory Training

As part of the 2018 amendments to the General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) (Scotland) Regulations, there is a requirement for all Optometrists and Ophthalmic Medical Practitioners working under GOS in Scotland to undertake annual mandatory training: PCA(O)(2018)01, PCA(O)(2019)02 and PCA(O)2019(3).


For the second year (running January 2020 - December 2020), this will take the form of an online TURAS Learn module on an Introduction to Consent and Capacity in Optometric Practice in Scotland.

The module is split into 2 sections (Consent/Capacity): you must work through all required content in both sections to complete your mandatory training. 2 GOC CET points are available for completing both sections and passing the corresponding MCQs.


The 2018/19 Mandatory Training took the form of a First Port of Call (FPOC) Reflective Account of Practice. The profession responded very well to this first exercise, with approximately 1400 optometrists and OMPs completing the exercise by the 31/12/19.

If you have yet to complete this training please access all the essential information, as well as our 10-step guide, on Turas Learn.