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Student retention deadline

The 15 July retention deadline has now passed. Students who have not yet renewed their registration must pay an additional £10 late application fee. Students who do not apply by 31 August risk removal from the registers.

GOC responds to OHPA announcement

The Department of Health announced last week in a written statement that it would not pursue further plans to transfer the adjudication of fitness to practise cases for the General Medical Council (GMC) and the General Optical Council (GOC) to the Office of the Health Professions Adjudicator (OHPA) - press release - 2 August

GOC retention deadline now passed

At the 15 July deadline, 78 per cent of optometry and dispensing optics students had successfully applied to renew their General Optical Council (GOC) registration. When compared to last year, this represents a 3 per cent decrease in the percentage of students who have missed the deadline - press release - 19 July 2010

Optical regulator 'performed well' in 2009-10, says CHRE

The General Optical Council (GOC) has 'performed well' throughout 2009-10, according the CHRE's (Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence) annual performance review - press release - 2 July 2010

GOC consults providers on future of CET scheme

The GOC is inviting all CET providers to suggest and discuss improvements to its CET scheme at an event in Birmingham on 30 July - press release - 28 June 2010

RNIB 'Bridge to Vision' DVD

One in three people with a learning disability might also have a sight problem - but for thousands this will go undiagnosed, the country's main sight loss charity is warning.

News from 17 June Council

A summary of news from our Council meeting on 17 June, including our accounts, progress on revalidation and revisions to our competencies.

GOC launches online registration toolkit

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today launched an online registration toolkit designed to help fully-registered optometrists, dispensing opticians and optical businesses promote their registered status to patients and the public - press release - 14 June

UK optical community rallies to launch inaugural National Eye Health Week 2010

THE UK eyecare sector is joining forces with charities, health care commissioners and professionals to launch the first ever National Eye Health Week.

GOC seeks feedback on accessibility of fitness to practise information

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today launched a consultation to ask: how accessible should fitness to practise (FTP) information about registrants be? - press release - 7 June 2010

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