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GOC appoints Glenn Tomison and Rosie Glazebrook to Council

Glenn Tomison and Rosie Glazebrook have been appointed as new members of the General Optical Council (GOC). Glenn, a registered dispensing optician, joins as a registrant member of Council while Rosie has been appointed as a lay member. Both start their terms of office on 1 January 2015 - press release

GOC publishes 2013-14 Annual Report

The General Optical Council (GOC) has published its 2013-14 Annual Report and Financial Statement, detailing its work and achievements from April 2013 to March 2014 - press release

GOC grants provisional approval to Hertfordshire

The GOC has granted the University of Hertfordshire provisional approval to run a masters in optometry degree course. Up to 50 students will be allowed to start the course in September 2015 - press release

GOC sets out strategy to tackle illegal practice

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today set out its strategy for tackling illegal practice in the optical sector, such as online contact lens sales that do not comply with UK law, the unlawful supply of cosmetic contact lenses and the misuse of protected titles - press release

News from 12 November Council

News from our 12 November Council meeting including our strategic standards review, the setting of our registration fees for 2015/16 and a presentation from the Optical Consumer Complaints Service - press release

GOC commits to duty of candour

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today joined seven other healthcare regulators in pledging to put openness and honesty at the heart of healthcare - press release

GOC responds to NHS call to action

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today published its response to NHS England’s Improving eye health and reducing sight loss - a call to action, emphasising its commitment to ensuring that regulation enables developments in the delivery of eye care that are to the benefit of patients and the wider public - press release

GOC reminds students of dangers of not maintaining registration

The General Optical Council (GOC) is today reminding student optometrists and dispensing opticians of the importance of maintaining their GOC registration following a rise in the number removed from the register for failing to apply by the final 31 August deadline - press release

Samantha Peters addresses changing optical professions

Samantha Peters, Chief Executive of the General Optical Council (GOC), has today spoken about the changing nature of optometry and dispensing optics and the implications for the GOC’s standards - press release

GOC recruiting two new members of Council

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today launched a campaign to recruit a lay and a registrant member to its Council - press release

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