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GOC opens up debate on revalidation proposals

The General Optical Council (GOC) is today urging registrants to have their say on a revalidation scheme for opticians, as the Council launches an open consultation on its draft proposals - press release - 13 March

GOC retention deadline 15 March: one week to go!

The retention deadline for all fully-registered optometrists and dispensing opticians is just one week away - news release - 7 March

World Glaucoma day - 12 March 2009

Thursday 12th March is World Glaucoma Day, the second day of its kind. This is a joint global initiative of the World Glaucoma Association (WGA) and the World Glaucoma Patient Association (WGPA) to put the spotlight on glaucoma - news - 9 March

GOC warns, "Renew your registration now or face £20 penalty"

The General Optical Council (GOC) has this week issued an urgent reminder to full and business registrants to renew their registration for 2009-10 by 15 March 2009, or face a £20 penalty - press release - 16 February

GOC appoints Dian Taylor as permanent chief executive and registrar

The General Optical Council (GOC) has appointed Dian Taylor as its permanent chief executive and registrar - press release - 16 February

Calling all CET providers!

The GOC has today launched an online survey for CET providers - news - 14 January 2009

GOC consults on changes to codes of conduct

The General Optical Council (GOC) has launched a consultation on changes to the codes of conducts for both individual and business registrants - press release - 9 January 2009

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