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Love Your Lenses Week to focus on handwashing

The General Optical Council (GOC) is collaborating with a wide range of industry stakeholders and patient groups to promote this year’s Love Your Lenses Week (24-30 March), focussing on the importance of thorough handwashing for safe contact lens care - press release

News from Council 28 February 2018

Council approved the GOC’s proposed approach to consult and engage with stakeholders on draft Standards for Optical Businesses - press release

Potential scam alert

We have been made aware that someone is calling GOC registrants ‘on behalf of the CCGs’ trying to obtain personal contact information over the phone, possibly stating that they are conducting a survey. The caller had said that they are calling from ‘Clinical Standards Agency’.

GOC appoints doctors to advisory committees

The General Optical Council (GOC) has appointed three new doctors to its statutory advisory committees - press release

GOC Chair calls for more collaboration between system leaders in future of eye and vision services

Gareth Hadley, Chair of the General Optical Council (GOC), is today calling for more collaboration and cooperation between the wider health system and the optical sector - press release

Second Love Your Lenses week set for 24-30 March

Following the success of last year’s Love Your Lenses Week the GOC will be orchestrating the campaign for its second year from 24-30 March. Press Release

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