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BCLA and GOC issue advice on safe contact lens purchase

The British Contact Lens Association and General Optical Council have produced a new leaflet to help consumers buy contact lenses safely - news - 23 May 2008

GOC warns, 'student retention deadline fast approaching'

The GOC today warned all registered students that only eight weeks remain until the 15 July retention deadline - press release - 15 May 2008

GOC consults on equality monitoring scheme

The General Optical Council published a consultation today on plans to implement a new scheme for monitoring equality and diversity data - press release - 21 April

UK Vision Strategy launch

The UK Vision Strategy is launched today - news - 18 April

Regulator removes opticians from the registers

The General Optical Council (GOC) has removed from its registers 442 opticians who failed to renew their registration for 2008/9 - press release - 2 April 2008

Dian Taylor to be acting chief executive of the GOC

Deputy registrar Dian Taylor will become acting registrar and chief executive of the General Optical Council on Peter Coe's retirement in July 2008 - press release - 20 March 2008

White Paper update: Optical regulator agrees reconstitution of membership

At its March meeting, Council agreed to initially reduce the number of members to 12, with parity of professional and lay membership- news -13 March 2008

Applying the civil standard of proof: Rules consultation approved

Council members today approved a consultation document on changes to the GOC Fitness to Practise Rules, to apply the civil standard of proof - news - 13 March 2008

No change to CET post-2010

Members today accepted the recommendation made by the CET Policy and Development Group that no changes would be made to the current CET Scheme - news - 13 March 2008

Other decisions from Council

Further decisions from the March meeting of Council include a revised undergraduate optometry core curriculum - news - 13 March 2008

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