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University of Aberdeen hosts optical conference

The University of Aberdeen, Health Economics Research Unit (HERU) is hosting a conference on "Informing difficult decisions: The role of health economics in eyes and vision research" (see www.abdn.ac.uk/heru for further information - top right of page)

GOC set to review CET scheme

Following a successful 2007-09 CET cycle, the GOC is now looking at how the CET scheme can be improved overall, and how it will form part of revalidation from 2013 - press release - 15 February 2010.

Retention 2010-11(Individual and Body corporate forms)

Retention forms are available for download in the Registrants area. Please log in to access your form.

Are you registered for 2010-11?

All full GOC registrants have just five weeks left until the 15 March retention deadline - press release - 8 February

GOC announces new Registration and Investigation Committee members

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today announced the names of 14 new Committee members who have been approved to sit on its statutory Registration and Investigation Committees - press release - 29 January

New Codes of Conduct: what to expect from your optician

The General Optical Council (GOC) is holding an event on 16 February to discuss implications of the new Code of Conduct for Individual Registrants, and what patients can expect when they visit their optician.

Help to shape your revalidation scheme

The General Optical Council (GOC) is hosting five consultation events around the UK to hear feedback from patients, the public, registrants, employers, other regulators and stakeholders on its revalidation proposals - press release - 5 January 2010

CHRE holds interactive public meetings

The Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) is holding a series of six interactive public meetings in March - news - 5 January 2010

Thousands hit CET target

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today announced that 96 per cent of registrants achieved their Continuing Education and Training (CET) minimum requirement by the 31 December 2009 deadline - press release - 5 January

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