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Eye Health Week 6 - 12 October 2008

Today marks the start of the RNIB's Eye Health Week 2008 - news release - 6 October 2008

NHS launches Fraud Awareness Month

The NHS is launching a campaign to raise awareness of fraud within the health service - news release - 25 September 2008

The future of GOC committees: have your say

The General Optical Council (GOC) has now opened its public consultation on proposed changes to its Committee Constitution Rules 2005 - news release - 23 September 2008

Standard of proof: Council approves changes to fitness to practise rules

Following wide consultation, the General Optical Council last week formally made the rules that will implement the civil standard of proof in fitness to practise (disciplinary) hearings with effect from 3 November 2008 - news release - 16 September 2008

Opticians see eye to eye with patients

In the last year, fewer than one per cent of opticians were the subject of a fitness to practise complaint, according to the General Optical Council (GOC) - press release - 8 September 2008

Optical regulator wins case against illegal online contact lens sales

An Internet retailer was today ordered to pay over £60,000 as the General Optical Council (GOC) successfully concluded a criminal prosecution for illegal sales of contact lenses - press release - 3 September

Recruitment for new GOC chair and members gets underway

A campaign to recruit a new lay chair of the General Optical Council (GOC) and 11 Council members has been launched today - press release - 1 September 2008

GOC removes 399 student opticians from the registers

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today removed from its registers a total of 399 student optometrists and dispensing opticians who failed to renew their registration for 2008/9 - press release - 1 September 2008

GOC meets required standards of performance, say CHRE

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today been praised by the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) for successfully meeting the required standards of performance in all aspects of its work - press release - 29 August 2008

DH launches consultation on GOC constitution order

The Government's consultation on a new constitution for the GOC has been published - news - 18 August

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