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Geoff Harris stands down as GOC Chair

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today announced Geoff Harris's resignation from his position on Council. Geoff is currently Council Chair - press release - 2 June

Student retention countdown gets underway

The General Optical Council (GOC) has begun its annual countdown to the 15 July student retention deadline. Retention forms for 2010-11 have been sent to all optometry and dispensing optics students - press release - 10 May 2010

Vacancies remain on GOC committees

The General Optical Council (GOC) is advertising to fill four remaining places on its statutory committees - press release - 4 May

Volunteers to help optical regulator 'see more clearly'

The General Optical Council (GOC) is looking for volunteers to join two new Stakeholder Reference Groups. Each group will be made up of 12 members. Patients and members of the public will form one group, and optical professionals such as registrants, ophthalmologists and representatives of the optical bodies will form the other - press release - 30 April 2010

Should a 'licence to practise' form part of revalidation?

In the latest phase of its consultation on revalidation, the General Optical Council (GOC) is asking whether a 'licence to practise' should be used as part of a revalidation scheme for optometrists and dispensing opticians. - press release - 23 April 2010

GOC announces new Standards and Education Committee members

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today announced the names of 15 new Committee members who have been approved to sit on its statutory Standards and Education Committees - press release - 12 April

GOC retention removals fall by just over one per cent

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today removed 210 opticians from its registers for failing to apply for 2010-11 retention - press release - 7 April

Revalidation and CET on GOC agenda at Optometry Tomorrow

The General Optical Council (GOC) is exhibiting at this year?s Optometry Tomorrow conference, hosted by the College of Optometrists - press release - 1 April

Removals from the register to be made on 6 April

Removals from the General Optical Council's registers following the end of this year's retention process will be made on 6 April. Current GOC registration will remain valid up to and including 5 April - news release - 1 April 2010

Final retention deadline now passed

The final deadline for retention of full individual and body corporate registration for 2010/11 has now passed - news release - 31 March

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