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GOC publishes fitness to practise guidance for employers

The General Optical Council (GOC) is today launching guidance targeted at optical employers, to explain what they should do if they have concerns about a GOC registrant's fitness to practise - press release - 30 November

GOC Annual Report 2010-11 reviews year of modernisation

The General Optical Council (GOC) has now published its 2010-11 Annual Report. It is available online from http://annualreport10-11.optical.org - press release - 28 November 2011

GOC launches improved facility to search its registers

The General Optical Council (GOC) has launched an improved facility for the public to check their optometrist or dispensing optician is registered - press release - 28 November 2011

GOC cuts registration fee for second consecutive year

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today announced that it is cutting registration fees for the second year running - press release - 25 November

Beware of bogus calls

We have been made aware of registrants receiving bogus voicemail messages, claiming to be from the GOC - 7 November 2011

Mandie Lavin appointed as interim GOC director of regulation

The General Optical Council (GOC) has announced that Mandie Lavin has been appointed as its interim director of regulation - press release - 3 October 2011

GOC agrees new Fitness to Practise Rules

At the September meeting of Council, members approved new rules that will underpin the GOC's Fitness to Practise (FTP) proceedings - news - 30 September 2011

Law Commission review: GOC preparation gathers pace

Council members considered the Law Commission's review of the legal framework for UK healthcare regulators - 30 September 2011

Tender for CET scheme administrator

Contract Notice for a Scheme Administrator for GOC Continuing Education and Training (CET) Scheme

European Commission consultation on modernising the Professional Qualifications Directive

We recently replied to the European Commission's consultation on modernising the Professional Qualifications Directive

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