Issue 6, June 2011
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CET email 

Enhanced CET - update on your feedback

As you know, we are enhancing our CET scheme from the next cycle in 2013. 


In our continuing series of articles about these changes, Linda Kennaugh, Head of Education and Standards, focuses on two of the key topics on which you’ve been giving us feedback - distance learning and peer review.


Read Linda's update here

Cosmetic contact lenses: a buyer's guide

We have produced a new leaflet ‘Buying cosmetic contact lenses’ aimed at public and patient representative groups, and members of the public. The leaflet, which is also endorsed by the BCLA , has two key messages:

  • Only buy them from a legal source. You can risk serious damage to your eyes if you don’t.
  • The GOC will take action against unregistered retailers selling these lenses illegally.

Read more about the booklet or order some copies



Planos email 

Registrants back online retention in GOC survey

Registrants have given the thumbs-up to our new online retention system, according to our 2011 registrants’ survey.


We’re delighted that the vast majority of optometrists and dispensing opticians – over 80% – found our new online retention system quick and easy to use.


Read the full story here



Survey feedback EMAIL


Getting to know... Nick Rumney

Nick is Managing Director of BBR Optometry, based in Hereford. He is a registrant member of Council.


Nick talks to us about the GOS contract, his views on educating optometrists and dispensing opticians, and the funding of optometry, among other current issues.

Read our full interview with Nick





News in brief

Follow us on Twitter

You can now get the latest GOC news, ask us questions or provide us with feedback by following us on Twitter.  


Student retention

Calling all students! The deadline to apply to renew your GOC retention is 15 July. You can apply online in just a few minutes in the MyGOC area of our website


Find out more information

Guidance for students with disabilities

We have published new guidance for students or potential students with disabilities, who wish to become an optometrist or dispensing optician .


You can download the guidance from the GOC website


Read the full story

New logos for training providers

We have designed a set of custom logos specifically for educational institutions to use on their recruitment material. 


Read about the logos


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