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GOC welcomes draft Law Commissions Bill

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today welcomed the UK Law CommissionsÂ’ draft Bill on the regulation of health and social care professions. The GOC hopes the Government will introduce the Bill to Parliament later this year - press release

2 April 2014

GOC welcomes draft Law Commissions Bill GOC welcomes draft Law Commissions Bill

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today welcomed the UK Law CommissionsÂ’ draft Bill on the regulation of health and social care professions. The GOC hopes the Government will introduce the Bill to Parliament later this year - press release

2 April 2014

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Peer review CET -

Closing Date 31 December 2015

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All optometrists and contact lens opticians must take part in a peer review session during the 2013-15 CET cycle.

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