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New director of regulationMandie photo

Mandie Lavin has been appointed as our interim director of regulation. Mandie, a qualified barrister, has significant experience of working in regulation. She is a former director of the Bar Standards Board and was director of fitness to practise and legal affairs at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.

Read our directors' full biographies here

Citizens Advice

In September, we exhibited for the third year in a row at Citizens Advice Conference in York. We met hundreds of staff and volunteers from bureaux, and explained to them about the role of the GOC and the types of complaints we can help with.

Annual Report

Our 2010-11 Annual Report is now online. It reviews our work and achievements from April 2010 to March 2011, including work we have done to enhance our registration systems, information about changes to our CET scheme, registration statistics and our accounts.

Carrots Nightwalk

Team GOC raised a total of £1,952.50 for research into sight-threatening conditions on Fight for Sight’s 15 mile Carrots Nightwalk. Eight GOC staff and Council member James Russell completed the walk - a big thank you to everyone who sponsored the team.


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eBulletin Autumn 2011

GOC cuts retention fee

GOC launches improved registers search

CET in focus

Significant drop in student retention removals

Students give thumbs up to online retention

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