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GOC added to police notification scheme

The GOC has been added to a list of bodies who will receive information from the police about criminal offences committed by registrants - press release - 19 September

GOC response to non-medical professional healthcare regulation review

The General Optical Council (GOC) has welcomed the publication of the government's review of the regulation of non-medical healthcare professionals - press release - 14 July 2006

Council appoints new Directors

The General Optical Council (GOC) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Directors - press release - 11 August 2006

Regulators Launch First Joint Publication

The UK's 13 Health and Social Care regulators have today launched a new leaflet entitled, "Who regulates health and social care professionals?" The leaflet is the result of a joint initiative by all of the regulatory bodies including the General Optical Council (GOC) - press release - 21 July 2006

GOC approves new Code of Conduct for Members

A new code of conduct for Council members was approved at the meeting of the General Optical Council on 22 June - news - 20 July 2006

Student retentions

The deadline for students to renew their registration for 2006/7 was 15 July - news - 20 July 2006

Council approves new CET scheme principles and requirements

New CET scheme guidelines giving greater flexibility were approved by the General Optical Council today, and will be effective from 1 January 2007 - news - 22 June 2006

Council adopts new criminal offences protocol

A new protocol to determine how the Council investigates and prosecutes alleged criminal offences under the Opticians Act was approved by the General Optical Council today - news - 22 June 2006

GOC approves European Diploma as partial route to UK registration

At the meeting of the European Council of Optometry and Optics (ECOO) in Milan this week, the General Optical Council (GOC) will announce that the European Diploma in Optometry has been granted conditional approval as a partial route to UK registration - press release - 3 May 2006

Council tackles Internet sales issue

The GOC is looking at ways to address the issues raised by Internet and mail order sales of glasses and contact lenses - news - 23 March 2006

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