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GOC issues CET warning ahead of 31 December deadline

The General Optical Council (GOC) is today urging fully-registered practitioners to make sure they are on track to earn their minimum Continuing Education and Training (CET) requirement by the 31 December deadline - press releases - 12 October 2009

GOC goes electronic with Annual Report 2008-9

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today launched its first ever online Annual Report - press release - 21 September

GOC launches committee recruitment campaign

The General Optical Council (GOC) has launched a recruitment drive for up to 50 individuals to sit on its statutory committees. Positions on committees are open to optometrists, dispensing opticians, ophthalmologists and lay people.

GOC removes 354 student opticians from the registers

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today removed a total of 354 students from its student registers for failing to renew their registration for 2009-10 - press release - 2 September 2009

News alert: Opticians Registers will not update 5pm 25 August - 5pm 27 August

Please note that the Opticians Registers will not be updating with any changes from 5pm 25 August until 5pm 27 August - news - 25 August

GOC asks: how can the Opticians Registers be improved?

The General Optical Council (GOC) is hosting a series of consultation events to find out how the Opticians Registers can be improved for employers, patients and the public, and registrants - press release - 24 August

SeeAbility teams up with the Eye Health Alliance as its newest member

The Eye Health Alliance, of which the GOC is a member, has gained further support within the optical world. Its membership has now expanded to include SeeAbility, its 10th member.

GOC consults on Investigation Committee guidance

The General Optical Council (GOC) has this week launched a consultation on the guidance to be used by its Investigation Committee (IC), when deciding what action to take in respect of fitness to practise complaints against GOC registrants - press release - 12 August 2009

Student retention deadline now passed

The deadline for student retention has now passed. Overall, 3,515 students successfully renewed their GOC registration by the deadline - news release - 21 July

GOC consults on changes to registration fee structure

The General Optical Council (GOC) today launches a consultation on possible changes to the structure of retention and registration fees - press release - 17 July

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