News and press releases
This is the GOC news releases homepage. Each headline opens the full news story or press release.
GOC registrants demonstrate ongoing fitness to practise
The General Optical Council (GOC) has today released figures showing that the vast majority of opticians have demonstrated their continuing fitness to practise by meeting the requirements of its Continuing Education and Training (CET) scheme - press release
New GOC Standards of Practice come into effect
The General Optical Council’s (GOC) new Standards of Practice for Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians, and separate new Standards for Optical Students, have today come into effect - press release
GOC issues contact lens care reminder
The General Optical Council (GOC) has today published research highlighting the importance of ensuring patients understand that contact lenses are a healthcare product and that they receive clear aftercare advice - press release
GOC launches CET guidance booklet
The General Optical Council has today launched a booklet providing its registrants with guidance for the 2016-18 Continuing Education and Training (CET) cycle - press release
News from Council, 10 February 2016
News from the GOC Council meeting on 10 February 2016, including a new policy on raising concerns with the GOC and a consultation on its hearings and indicative sanctions guidance.