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Optical regulator welcomes Government reform proposal

The General Optical Council (GOC) has welcomed the publication of the Government's White Paper on professional regulation - press release - 21 February 2007

GOC clarifies declaration requirements

The General Optical Council (GOC) today clarified the requirements for declaring information as part of an application for registration or for restoration or retention of registration with the Council - press release - 19 February 2007

'Time is running out', warns GOC

The General Optical Council (GOC) today warned registrants that time is running out to renew registration for 2007/8 - press release - 19 February 2007

GOC announces new lay members

Today the General Optical Council has announced the appointment of three new lay members - press release - 24 January 2007

Healthcare regulators call on European Commission to propose new duty of disclosure

UK healthcare professional regulators are today calling for the European Commission to propose a new legal duty on bodies with similar roles across Europe to exchange disciplinary and registration information about healthcare professionals and to act on it - press release - 23 January 2007

Retention reminder

With just eight weeks left until the retention deadline of 15 March, only a quarter of registrants have applied for retention - news - 22 January 2007

GOC Chairman receives OBE

General Optical Council chairman Rosie Varley has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's New Years Honours List - press release - 2 January 2007

Opticians start the year with CET success

Over 90% of opticians met the requirement for Continuing Education and Training (CET) by the deadline of 31 December 2006 - press release - 2 January

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