Issue 16, July 2013
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Enhanced CET: registrants make flying start

GOC registrants have made a flying start to our new enhanced CET scheme.


So far, over 4,000 optometrists and contact lens opticians have already undertaken peer review CET – 29% of those who need to do so by the end of 2015. 


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Promoting your registration to patients

Being part of a regulated profession means your patients can be assured of your knowledge and skills. Demonstrating your registration status to your patients enables them to put extra trust in you or your business.


To promote your registration with us, you can download one of our ‘I’m registered’ logos from MyGOC. 


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GOC I'm Registered Email

FTP guidance consultation

We have launched a consultation on draft guidance for our Fitness to Practise ( FTP ) Rule 16. To have your say, please respond to our public consultation by 19 August. We value your input and would appreciate any feedback.


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NHS Protect and the GOC tackle crime together

NHS Protect leads on work to identify and tackle crime across the health service. 

We recently met with NHS Protect to discuss how best to share intelligence and information, to better protect NHS funds. 

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NHS Protect Email

South Yorkshire Police murder enquiry

South Yorkshire Police are currently investigating the murder of Thomas Christopher Groome. They would like to hear from any optometrist that has had contact with him from 1 January 2010 to the present date. 


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Syorkshire enquiry Email

News in brief



Following our latest eBulletin, we have released another statement about fluorescein products on our website. We know Fluorets’ withdrawal from the market has had a significant impact for patients and practitioners.


You can read our statement here


Research questionnaire


The provision of optical correction to the over 65 age group is an ongoing research project at Aston University. The research team are seeking registrants to help them understand current prescribing and dispensing practices by completing their online survey. It will take about ten minutes to complete.


You can complete the survey here. If you have any questions relating to the survey, please contact Anita Morrison-Fokken


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