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GOC consults on 2010-2015 strategy

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today launched an open consultation on its five-year strategy - press release - 15 May 2009

Alert: bogus calls to practices

It has come to our attention that a number of optical practices have received calls from individuals claiming to be phoning from the General Optical Council, asking for employee details - news - 22 April 2009

GOC launches Consultation Framework

The General Optical Council (GOC) published its Consultation Framework today, outlining the regulator's commitment to giving stakeholders a say in future policy changes - news - 8 April

Alert: Changes to removals list

A small number of registrants were wrongly included in the list of those removed from the Opticians Registers following the end of the 2009/10 retention period - news - 7 April

Optical regulator removes 464 opticians from its registers

The General Optical Council (GOC) has removed from its registers 464 opticians who failed to renew their registration for 2009-10 - press release - 2 April

GOC welcomes appointment of new Council members

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today welcomed an announcement from the Appointments Commission confirming the appointments of 11 new members who will make up the reconstituted Council - press release - 30 March

GOC highlights 'grave consequences' of failing to declare convictions and cautions

The General Optical Council (GOC) is warning opticians of the dangers of failing to declare details of criminal convictions, cautions or disciplinary proceedings whilst registered - press release - 23 March

Retention deadline now passed

The deadline for retention forms and payments has now passed. In total, 91 per cent of registrants successfully applied for retention by the 15 March deadline - news release - 17 March

GOC offers CET surgery at Optrafair 2009

With just months to go until the deadline for the current CET cycle, the General Optical Council (GOC) is holding a series of CET surgery sessions for optometrists and dispensing opticians at next month's Optrafair - press release - 16 March

GOC hosts Codes of Conduct discussion event

The General Optical Council (GOC) is hosting a discussion event on proposed changes to the Codes of Conduct for opticians and optical businesses - press release - 16 March

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