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GOC issues retention forms

The General Optical Council (GOC) has sent out application for retention forms to all full registrants today - press release - 8 December

GOC calls for 'final push' on CET

The General Optical Council (GOC) has called on practitioners to make a 'final push' to meet the deadline to earn and confirm Continuing Education and Training (CET) points by 31 December 2006 - press release - 7 December 2006

No increase in fees for fourth year running

The GOC has today approved a zero increase in registration fees for 2007/8 - news - 23 November 2006

Consumer complaints tender postponed

The tender process for the appointment of a consumer complaints mediation service provider has been postponed - news - 23 November 2006

Council Elections 2006 result

The General Optical Council (GOC) today announced the results of the elections for representatives of dispensing opticians and of optometrists in the constituencies of England, Scotland and Wales - press release - 10 November

Public protection must drive regulation reform, says GOC

The General Optical Council (GOC) today welcomed the emphasis on public protection running through government proposals to improve the regulation of healthcare professionals - press release -

GOC clarifies requirements for sale and supply of optical appliances

The General Optical Council (GOC) today met with representatives of the optical professional and representative bodies to explain how it will interpret the law on sale and supply of spectacles and contact lenses - press release - 30 October

"Patient safety should be paramount in EU health service rules", say Europe's health regulators

Healthcare regulators, including the GOC, have called for the European Commission to make patient safety a top priority in any new EU initiatives on patient and professional mobility - press release - 24 October 2006

AMD Awareness week

AMD (Age-Related Macular Degeneration) Awareness Week runs from 23 - 27 October 2006 - news - 23 October

GOC publish 2005/6 Annual Report

The General Optical Council have today published their Annual Report for 2005/6 - press release - 6 October 2006

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