News in Brief
General Optical Council eBulletin 44
October 2019

News in Brief

New Standards website

To help optical businesses implement the new Standards for Optical Businesses that came into effect 1 October, we’ve launched a new Standards website. The site presents the standards in an accessible and searchable format, and includes supporting guidance, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and videos with tips on how to apply the standards in practice.

It also features a blog, which we will populate on a regular basis with interviews and articles on hot topics. Visit the site to read the new Standards and the latest blog posts:

New GOC advisory panel

Our new advisory panel met for the first time earlier this month to provide advice on several projects throughout the organisation, including the Education Strategic Review and Continuing Education and Training, disclosing confidential information draft guidance and the latest risk research.

The new panel consists of members from the GOC’s Education, Registration, Standards and Companies Committees. Council agreed the creation of the advisory panel in July in order to improve the ability of committee members to provide timely and effective advice.

Updated Brexit FAQs

We’ve recently updated our Brexit Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) which provides information for you on Brexit related matters, including non-UK routes to registration and the Government’s EU Settlement Scheme.

Read the updated FAQs here.

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