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GOC and College team up to talk to new students

The General Optical Council and College of Optometrists have once again teamed up to deliver a series of presentations to first year students - news - 18 August

Partner organisations gather for regulation reform event

The GOC today held a major stakeholder event, designed to update partner bodies on the Council's plans and progress for implementing recommendations in the Government's White Paper on healthcare professional regulation - news - 29 July 2008

GOC launches online guide to regulation reform

A new online guide will keep registrants and partner organisations up to date with the GOC's regulation reform plans - news - 29 July 2008

Optical bodies warn, "Don't lose sight of the risks when buying contact lenses"

The General Optical Council and British Contact Lens Association are today urging consumers to follow advice on buying contact lenses safely - press release - 14 July 2008

Standard of proof: Changes to Fitness to Practise Rules agreed

Council members agreed the process and draft timetable for amending the GOC Fitness to Practise Rules to apply the civil standard of proof - news - 4 July 2008

Council members to receive annual honorarium from April 2009

At its July meeting Council agreed revised remuneration packages for new Council members who will take up office in April 2009 - news - 4 July 2008

Rule changes make way for Therapeutic prescribing specialty

Members agreed amendments to the GOC Registration Rules that will create a new Independent Prescribing specialty -news - 4 July 2008

Last chance for student retention - deadline 15 July

The GOC is urging all students who have not yet applied for student retention to do so now - or risk removal from the student registers on 1 September 2008 - news - 30 June 2008

GOC celebrates golden anniversary

This month the General Optical Council (GOC) celebrates its 50th birthday - press release - 30 June 2008

National Glaucoma Awareness Week: how big is your blind spot?

Up to 95% of the sensory input used in driving comes from vision, yet there is a condition that can rob you of nearly half of your vision before you know anything about it - news - 9 June 2008

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