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General Optical Council eBulletin 37
July 2018

Welcome from Adam Sampson

Welcome to the July edition of the eBulletin. I’m excited to be joining the General Optical Council (GOC) as the Interim Chief Executive and Registrar while Vicky McDermott, the GOC’s permanent Chief Executive, is currently on a period of absence for personal reasons.

Summer is here and it will be a busy one at the GOC with the recent launch of consultations on CET and Business Standards. The responses from these consultations will help us to reflect the recent changes in the optical and healthcare sectors over the past few years. You can read more about the purpose and content of the consultation in this eBulletin.

Love Your Lenses Week (24-30 March), our campaign to promote good practice for contact lens wearers, proved to be another success and we thank you for your support and participation. In this issue we look back on the week and the impact of the campaign.

In this edition we give an update on the high level findings from the Education Strategic Review (ESR) Concept and Principles consultation. The findings from this consultation will help us develop effective proposals for the future of optical education. The full report has now been published and we thank those that responded to the consultation. 

Digital communication is an important avenue for us to connect with you and we’d like to hear your views or suggestions on how we can improve. Information on how you can send us your thoughts can be found in this issue.

Also in this issue we feature an article from Guide Dogs regarding other ways we can better assist those with sight loss. A business toolkit is available to download for General Optical Council members.  

With best wishes

Adam Sampson - Interim Chief Executive and Registrar


Welcome to eBulletin

New business standards: have your say

Fit for the Future

Strong backing for education reform

Article by Guide Dogs

Digital Communications

2018 Love Your Lenses Week: Thank you!

2016-18 CET Cycle

News in Brief

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