Issue 7, August 2011
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Student reg THUMB

More students renew on time


The proportion of students renewing their GOC registration on time this year increased dramatically, thanks to the MyGOC online retention system.


In total, 87 per cent of students had applied by the 15 July deadline, up from just 78 per cent the previous year.



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GOC recognised as 'effective regulator'


The General Optical Council (GOC) has been recognised as an ‘effective regulator’ by the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE).


In its annual review of the nine healthcare regulators it oversees, the CHRE praised the GOC’s performance in across the four core areas of our work: standards, education, registration and fitness to practise.


Find out more about the GOC's performance




Getting to know... Selina Ullah

Selina Ullah is a new lay member of Council. She currently works as a consultant and community advisor.


Selina is passionate about people and communities. This has led to her involvement in settings including national and local government; think tanks; charitable foundations; NGOs, law enforcement; ethnically and religious diverse communities; and women and children.


Read more about Selina here



Selina THUMB


Join Fight for Sight's new sponsored night walk and see London in the dark

Places are now available for Fight for Sight’s brand new sponsored event – the Carrots Nightwalk!


Meanwhile, Fight for Sight's 2012 grants for eye research are now open for application.


Read all about Fight for Sight here



Carrots THUMB


News in brief

Message from Grampian Police

Grampian Police are conducting a murder enquiry. They would like to hear from any optometrists who may have had contact with Arlene Fraser, whose last known address was in Elgin, since April 1998.

Read the full story if you may be able to help


GOC in the news

Mail Online: trend for coloured contact lenses can lead to eye infections and blindness



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