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GOC publishes protocol on handling criminal convictions

Guidance about which criminal offences are likely to affect registration was made public today - news - 23 March

GOC opens doors for election candidates

Candidates interested in standing for election as professional members of Council will be invited to a special 'Open House' day in June - news - 23 March 2006

CET to stay as three-year cycle

Registrants will have three years to earn the next 'batch' of CET points after 31 December 2006 - news - 23 March 2006

GOC prosecution of eBay highlights loophole in law

Thhe General Optical Council said today that their prosecution of eBay for aiding and abetting illegal contact lens sales highlighted a problem with laws on Internet auction websites - press release - 6 March 2006

GOC announces formal consultation on CET rules amendments

The General Optical Council announced a formal consultation on draft amendments to the Continuing Education and Training (CET) rules this week - press release - 17 February 2006

GOC calls for views on standard of proof

The General Optical Council is asking stakeholders and partners to comment on which standard of proof should be used to judge the truth of facts presented in its professional hearings - press release - 23 January 2006

Students respond to registration deadline

Nearly 400 students have registered since the General Optical Council issued a warning at the end of November - news - 9 January 2006

Council wins praise as an Investor in People

The General Optical Council has been recognised as an Investor in People organisation after achieving the Standard in December 2005 - press release - 9 January 2006

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