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Missing the retention deadline costs you more

The annual retention period for all full registrants gets underway today - press release - 9 December 2008

Trust launches BME vision services 'Good Practice Guide'

"People from Black and minority ethnic communities and vision services: A Good Practice Guide" is published this week by the sight loss charity, Thomas Pocklington Trust - news release - 9 December 2008

GOC consults on amendments to competencies

The GOC is consulting on proposals to amend the competencies which must be demonstrated in order to be granted a qualification as an optometrist, a dispensing optician, or obtain specialty registration as a dispensing optician in contact lens practice - news release - 8 December 2008.

GOC registration fees go up for first time in four years

The GOC today announced that the annual retention fee for 2009/10 is rising from £169 to £219 - press release - 20 November 2008

News from Council

Key decisions from Council's meeting today - press release - 20 November 2008

GOC announces Geoff Harris as new chair

The Appointments Commission has appointed Dr Geoffrey Harris as the new chair of the General Optical Council (GOC) - press release - 20 November 2008

Update: bogus calls

Optical practices are continuing to receive telephone calls from a recruitment agency posing as the General Optical Council - news - 27 October

Alert: bogus calls to practices

It has come to our attention that a number of optical practices have received calls from individuals claiming to be phoning from the General Optical Council, asking for employee details - news - 10 October 2008

New web-based model paves the way for commissioning local eye care services

A new National Eye Health Epidemiological Model (NEHEM) will, for the first time, make data on the prevalence of four common eye conditions freely available - press release - 9 October 2008

Rosie Varley to chair General Social Care Council

GOC chairman Rosie Varley has been appointed as the new chairman of the General Social Care Council (GSCC) - press release - 6 October 2008

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