News in brief
General Optical Council eBulletin 31
March 2017

News in brief

Education Strategic Review consultation

The call for evidence on our Education Strategic Review is still live and will run until Thursday 16 March 2017. Whether you are an education provider, a registrant who regularly supervises students, or a business registrant with an interest in the education of your future workforce, we would like to hear your thoughts on a wide range of issues relevant to the UK’s system of optical education. If you have not already done so, you can view the consultation and reply on our website.

New committee appointments

We have appointed 14 new members to our statutory advisory committees. Louise Gow, Catherine Viner, Peter Black and Tony Harvey have been appointed to our Registration Committee. We have appointed Andrew Logan, Christine Dickinson, Mary Wright, Neil Retaillic and Kirsteen Newman to our Education Committee.

Joy Myint, Nigel Best, Marcus Weaver and Deirdre McAree have been appointed to our Standards Committee and Deirdre McAree has also been appointed to our Companies Committee. All appointees took up office on 1 January 2017.

Reappointment of Gareth Hadley

At the start of the year we announced the reappointment of Gareth Hadley as Chair of the General Optical Council. His second four year term will begin this month on 18 February and will run for the next four years until 17 February 2021.

Events reminder

We will be exhibiting at both Optometry Tomorrow (19-20 March) and Optrafair (1-3 April). We would like to invite all registrants to visit our stand where we will be providing support on our new guidance on the duty of candour and CET, as well as answering your general queries.

Down's Syndrome and Keratoconus

The Down's Syndrome Association have published the findings of new research they have done into Down's Syndrome and Keratoconus. You can read it on their website here.

 

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eBulletin 31 March 2017

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