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News from 28 June Council

News from 28 June 2012 Council - financial statements, retention report, FTP Rules and more news - 2 July 2012

GOC consultation response welcomes Law Commissions review

The General Optical Council (GOC) has welcomed the Law Commissions review of UK healthcare regulation in a consultation response published today - press release - 1 June 2012

General Optical Council appoints Replay Learning Ltd to deliver a modernised IT system

The General Optical Council (GOC) has appointed Replay Learning Ltd in collaboration with Sliced Bread Ltd to develop an interactive user-friendly IT infrastructure - press release - 8 May

News from Council 25 April 2012

News from 25 April Council - report into CET, GOC business plan, Council welcomes Mandie Lavin - 27 April 2012

Mandie Lavin appointed as permanent GOC director of regulation

Mandie Lavin has been appointed as the General Optical Council's (GOC) permanent director of regulation - press release - 17 April 2012

GOC removes 221 registrants over failure to apply for retention

The General Optical Council (GOC) has removed 195 practitioners and 26 bodies corporate from its registers for failing to apply for 2012-13 retention - just 1% of the registers - press release - 3 April 2012

News from 22 March Council

News from 22 March Council - Law Commission review, business plan and 2012/13 budget - 23 March 2012

Online retention helps more registrants renew on time

The General Optical Council (GOC) retention deadline for 2012/13 has now passed, with 94.9 per cent of registrants applying by the 15 March deadline - 16 March 2012

GOC retention deadline approaching

The General Optical Council retention deadline for optometrists, dispensing opticians and optical businesses is just nine days away - news release - 6 March 2012

Consultation on regulation of healthcare professionals

The Law Commission have announced a consultation on healthcare regulation in the UK.

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