Search

CET and skills guides

Study and gain CET points through OT’s online CET exams, and access archived CET, CPD articles and skills guides in our education library

Find out more

Science and vision

News and features about the latest scientific developments and advances in optometry, ophthalmology and eye medicine

Find out more

Industry

News and features about the latest developments in optics with a focus on industry

Find out more

Professional support

News and features about the latest developments relating to professional support from across optics. This includes updates from optical organisations such as the AOP and the GOC

Find out more

In practice

News and in-depth features about business management and career development in optics

Find out more

Jobs

Explore the latest UK and global jobs in the optical sector for optometrists, dispensing opticians and more

Find out more

CET grant reminder: closing soon

Practitioners in England should make their claims before 1 November

Writing

Optometrists in England are being reminded that the CET allowance grant claim must be submitted to Primary Care Support England (PCSE) by 1 November.

The allowance is paid in arrears and is therefore to recompense for CET undertaken during 2017. Practitioners who were on the ophthalmic list for at least six months during 2017, and who undertook General Optical Council-approved CET, are eligible to make a claim.

For practitioners making a claim in England, there is a new online process to follow this year. Completed forms should be scanned and uploaded via the enquiries form on the PCSE website.

The AOP has highlighted that while claiming the allowance is not as straightforward as it should be, it urges all eligible practitioners to make a claim.

Claim forms can be downloaded from the AOP website, with further guidance on how to make a claim also available.