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eBulletin is our e-newsletter. It is sent to all GOC registrants for whom we have an up-to-date email address. If you are a GOC registrant and are not receiving eBulletin, you may wish to log into MyGOC and make sure we have your correct address. You can view archive editions below:

September 2017 - issue 34

Welcome to eBulletin
Education Strategic Review update
Love Your Lenses Week 2018
Conflict of interest statement
Article from Esme's Umbrella
Consultations
News in brief


July 2017 - issue 33

Welcome to eBulletin
Assessing a patient's fitness to drive
Responses to our Education Strategic Review
Focus on Registration
CET evaluation report
Talking cosmetic lenses at CTSI conference
News in brief
 

April 2017 - issue 32

Welcome to eBulletin
Love Your Lenses 
Fully qualified and student renewal
Consent guidance
Education Strategic Review
Article from SeeAbility
Article from the Information Commissioner's Office 
News in brief

 

March 2017 - issue 31

Welcome to eBulletin
Duty of candour guidance
Love your Lenses
Registrant survey
Renewal
Fitness to Practise
News in brief
 

December 2016 - issue 30

Welcome to eBulletin
Registrants' survey
Education strategic review
Strategic plan
Duty of candour and consent guidance
News in brief
 

October 2016 - issue 29

Welcome to eBulletin
Public perceptions research
Contact lens habits
Message from the Department of Health
News in brief
 

June 2016 - issue 28

Welcome to eBulletin
New Standards now in effect
Record number meet CET targets
Apply to renew your student registration
Claim tax relief on your fees
 

February 2016 - issue 27

Welcome to eBulletin
Apply for retention by 15 March 2016
CET guidance booklet
Raising concerns with the GOC
Interactive distance learning CET

December 2015- issue 26

Welcome to eBulletin
CET deadline fast approaching
Video guide to our new Standards
David Parkins appointed to Council
Reporting FGM cases

October 2015 - issue 25

Welcome to eBulletin
A guide to our new standards
CET deadline reminder
Code of Practice consultation
VISION 2020 UK Astbury Awards
A message from the Department of Health


July 2015 - issue 24 

Standards review consultation
Public perceptions research
Student retention deadline
GOC set for move to Farringdon
GOC joins Vision 2020

March 2015 - Issue 23

Standards review consultation
Online contact lens supply
New Council members appointed


December 2014 - Issue 22

Standards review consultation feedback
CET points reminder 
2015/16 retention fees
Illegal practice strategy
Regulation in Scotland


September 2014 - Issue 21

Standards review: call for evidence
Council member vacancies
Students reminded to maintain registration
A message from The Brain Tumour Charity


May 2014 - Issue 20

Developing our illegal practice strategy
Registrants reminded to claim tax relief on fees
Macular Society services free for professionals and patients
Samantha Peters speech on Law Commissions' Bill

 

March 2014 - Issue 19

Last chance to apply for retention before 15 March deadline
New FTP Rules to speed up process
2014 look ahead
97 per cent of registrants hit CET target
Nockolds to run consumer complaints service

 

November 2013 - Issue 18

One month to go until CET deadline
Businesses set to register according to function
GOC fee to increase after three-years of real-terms reductions
Statement on fluorescein ophthalmic strips
More research and engagement ahead of student changes
DoH urges healthcare professions to get flu vaccinations

 

September 2013 - Issue 17

Have your say on student and business regulation
New declarations guidance for registrants
GOC to consider future priorities
Student removals continue to decline
Advice from the DVLA
News in brief

 

July 2013 - Issue 16

Enhanced CET: registrants make a flying start
Promoting your registration to patients
FTP guidance consultation
NHS Protect and the GOC tackle crime together
Message from South Yorkshire Police

 

March 2013 - Issue 15

GOC registrants set for new year
New GOC Chair
Visit the GOC at Optrafair
GOC awarded charitable status


January 2013 - Issue 14

GOC recruiting registrants to Council
Renew your registration online
Registrants still in CET shortfall
GOC freezes registration fee
News in brief
 

Autumn 2012 - Issue 13

CET points deadline 31 December
New IT system for enhanced CET
Investigation Committee 'makes sounds decisions'
Revamped GOC website goes mobile
Beware of bogus calls
Fewer students removed
Crisis seeks volunteers


August 2012 - Issue 12

GOC out and about to talk CET
How the GOC accredits university courses
Recruitment: education visiting panels
Consultation: declarations guidance
Final student retention deadline tomorrow
Fight for Sight's Carrots Nightwalk


June 2012 - Issue 11

CET deadline approaching
Students must renew registration by 15 July
Kam Gohil completes Everest trek
GOC welcomes Law Commissions review
GOC plans changes to boost efficiency
 

April 2012 - Issue 10

New CET will be available nationwide
Law Commission considers future of regulation
Mandie Lavin appointed permanent director of regulation
Health and Social Care Bill becomes law
GOC consults on new Fitness to Practise Rules
GOC removes 221 registrants over failure to apply for retention
Help create a future everyone can see


February 2012 - Issue 9

CET - over 60 per cent of registrants still have work to do
GOC retention deadline - 17 days to go
Fitness to practise in focus - dealing with dishonesty
Samantha Peters visits RNIB
Reminder to registrants


Autumn 2011 - Issue 8

GOC cuts retention fee
GOC launches improved registers search
CET in focus at National Optometric Conference
Students give thumbs up to online retention
Significant drop in student retention removals
News in brief


August 2011 - Issue 7

More students renew on time
GOC recognised as 'effective regulator'
Getting to know... Selina Ullah
Fight for Sight's Carrots Nightwalk
Message from Grampian Police
 

June 2011 - Issue 6

Enhanced CET - update on your feedback
Cosmetic contact lenses - a buyer's guide
Registrants back online retention in GOC survey
Getting to know... Nick Rumney
News in brief


Spring 2011 - Issue 5

Getting ready for the new CET
Online retention - completing the circle
Stepping up action against illegal sales
Getting to know... Morag Alexander
GOC backs education roadshows
National Eye Health Week spurs sector into action
New registrar starts
Raising awareness of regulation
GOC consults on fitness to practise rules
Britain's eye health in focus
Vision Care for Homeless People needs you
 

Autumn 2010 - Issue 4

GOC agrees proposals for revalidation
MyGOC launches ahead of online retention
More information planned for public registers
GOC launches Stakeholder Reference Groups
Satjit Singh joins as new Chief Executive and Registrar


Spring 2010 - Issue 3

Practitioners go online for 2010-11 retention
Enhanced version of CET could form part of revalidation
Your Council needs you!
Make the most of your registration
Optomery Tomorrow
Registrants survey


Autumn 2009 - Issue 2

CET deadline
Improved retention process
Access to the Registers consultation events
Student registration news
GOC Annual Report 2008-09


Spring 2009 - Issue 1

Revalidation consultation
Registration news
Vetting and barring scheme
New GOC Council
Codes of Conduct format poll

 

 

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