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Optical regulator holds 'historic meeting' in Edinburgh

On 22 November, the General Optical Council (GOC) will meet in Scotland for the first time in its 49 year history - press release - 20 November 2007

GOC welcomes Health and Social Care Bill

The General Optical Council (GOC) has welcomed the publication of the Health and Social Care Bill, particularly the creation of the new Office of the Health Professions Adjudicator - press release - 16 November 2007

Have your say on the UK Vision Strategy

Consultation on an action plan to tackle sight loss and improve eye health across the UK opened today - news - 1 November 2007

GOC launches new website

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today launched its new website as part of its mission to promote good eye care and protect the public - press release - 10 October 2007

GOC consults on Equality and Diversity Scheme

The General Optical Council has today published a consultation on its draft Equality and Diversity Scheme - news - 17 September

Six million older people needlessly risking their sight

An RNIB report reveals that nearly half of over-60s are failing to have annual eye tests - news - 11 September

Student opticians removed from the registers

The General Optical Council (GOC) removed a total of 288 student optometrists and dispensing opticians from its registers today - press release - 3 September

GOC responds to Which? report

The GOC has issued a response to the Which? report on sight tests in the UK - news - 30 August

GOC welcomes new prescribing rights for optometrists

The General Optical Council (GOC) welcomed today's announcement from the Department of Health that optometrists will be able to train to prescribe medicines independently - press release - 28 August

Complaints against opticians hit three-year low

Complaints against opticians have fallen to their lowest number for three years - press release - 31 July

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