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Optical regulator gets clean bill of health

The General Optical Council (GOC) has been judged to meet performance standards by the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) - press release - 7 July

News from 3 July Council

Members approve 2008-9 financial accounts, Council agrees way forward to recruit GOC committees, Equality and diversity progress report - news - 4 July

GOC warns students to renew by 15 July

The GOC today warned thousands of optometry and dispensing optics students to renew their registration by 15 July or face a late penalty fee - press release - 29 June

GOC highlights importance of student supervision

The General Optical Council (GOC) is today reminding all optical businesses, students and supervisors to ensure their current arrangements for professional supervision of students meet the requirements outlined by the GOC, and examination or assessment bodies - press release - 30 June

Optometrists learn more about people with learning disabilities

Well over a million people in the UK have some level of learning disability. Even though people with learning disabilities are more likely to have problems with their eyesight, many struggle to access the eyecare they need.

GOC consults on Welsh Language Scheme / GOC yn ymgynghori ar Gynllun Iaith Gymraeg

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today launched a consultation on its proposed Welsh Language Scheme - press release - 5 June

IGA warns: "don't let credit crunch squeeze your vision"

The International Glaucoma Association (IGA) is urging patients to resist the temptation of putting off having a regular sight test during the credit crunch - news - 3 June

June is NHS Fraud Awareness Month

NHS Fraud Awareness Month runs throughout June, and is designed to create a lasting anti-fraud culture within the NHS - news - 3 June

Student retention: don't miss 15 July!

The General Optical Council (GOC) is reminding all student registrants to apply for retention by 15 July 2009, or face a late application penalty - news release - 19 May

Optical bodies warn, "Don't cut corners on contact lens care during recession"

The British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) and the General Optical Council (GOC) are today urging Britain's 3.5 million contact lens wearers not to endanger their eye health and comfort during the recession through risky contact lens practices - press release - 18 May

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