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General Optical Council issues warning to students

The General Optical Council (GOC) today sent letters to student registrants who have failed to apply for retention of their registration for the year beginning 1 September - press release - 25 July

Council voices concerns about European legislation

The GOC today highlighted key areas of concern about proposed new legislation giving European professionals rights to temporary and occasional registration in the UK - news - 28 June

GOC supports early move to Independent Adjudication Body

The General Optical Council today gave its formal support to transferring responsibility for hearings to a new Independent Adjudication Body - 28 June

GOC to tender for consumer complaints service

At its meeting today, the General Optical Council agreed to re-issue an invitation to tender for a consumer complaints mediation service - 28 June

New framework for optical competencies

The General Optical Council will consult on a new unified competency framwork for optics in the UK - news - 28 June

New legal director for opticians regulator

The General Optical Council (GOC) has appointed a new Director of Legal and Fitness to Practise - press release - 27 June

Opticians to have registration cards

The General Optical Council (GOC) is issuing all fully-registered optometrists and dispensing opticians with a registration card - press release - 18 June

Eyecare UK discusses strategic plan for optics

Following their last meeting in December, members of Eyecare UK (E-UK) met on 6th June to start work on the development of a high level strategic plan for the eye care sector - press release - 15 June

GOC reminds students, 'return retention forms before the summer'

The General Optical Council (GOC) is reminding all registered students to complete and return their retention form, together with payment, before the summer break. The deadline for student retention is 15 July - news - 17 May

GOC advises, 'Make sure CET hits the target'

Optical professionals are being advised to check that Continuing Education and Training (CET) events have been approved for their 'target group'- press release - 17 April

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