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News from 28 June Council

2 Jul 2012

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Quarterly review

• The chief executive’s quarterly review noted the GOC’s response to the Law Commissions consultation on the future of healthcare regulation, as well as the responses of key stakeholders.
• Council received an update on the process of implementing the legislative change required for the GOC’s new Fitness to Practise Rules to come into effect. We anticipate that the Rules will come into effect in April 2013.
• CET approvers and providers had workshops on 18 and 19 June to prepare them for the changes to the scheme from January 2013.

Financial statements

Council approved the GOC’s audited financial statements for 2011/12. Savings made over the year, particularly in the fitness to practise function, allowed the GOC to achieve a surplus of £0.497m. These savings helped the GOC to be able to set this year’s retention fee at the lower rate of £260.

Retention review

Council received a review of the GOC’s retention figures for 2012/13. There was a 1.2% increase in the number of registrants applying by the 15 March deadline, and a total of 96.8% applied using the MyGOC online system. Twice as many registrants as last year completed their retention in the first week of the retention period. Online retention was introduced for body corporates for the first time, with 93% applying by this method.

Corporate performance measurements

Council considered the KPIs by which the GOC will measure its performance over the current financial year.

Next meeting – Wednesday 24 October 2012 at 10.30, 41 Harley Street, London, W1G 8DJ

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For further information, please contact:
Neil Drake
GOC Communications Manager
020 7307 3473
ndrake@optical.org
 

 

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