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Two new optometrists appointed to the GOC Investigation Committee

The General Optical Council (GOC) has appointed two new optometrists to its Investigation Committee (IC) - press release

No 'shortfall' period at end of GOC CET cycle

The GOC is today reminding registrants that there is no ‘shortfall’ period at the end of the CET cycle, meaning registrants must meet all of their requirements by 31 December - press release

New GOC office set to open on 1 December

The General Optical Council (GOC) will open its new offices in Farringdon on Tuesday 1 December 2015 - press release

Thousands of CET points still remain pending

The GOC is today reminding registrants to accept their pending CET points in MyCET if they are to count for the 2013-15 CET cycle - press release

News from Council 11 November 2015

News from the 11 November meeting of GOC Council, including CET, standards, and our 2016-17 budget and registration fees - press release

David Parkins appointed to GOC Council

Optometrist David Parkins has been appointed as the newest member of the General Optical Council (GOC). David will join the GOC Council on 15 March 2016 - press release

GOC publishes new Standards of Practice

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today published its new Standards of Practice for Optometrists and Dispensing Opticians, and separate new Standards for Optical Students, which will come into effect from 1 April 2016 - press release

Warning against cosmetic contact lenses

People choosing to wear cosmetic contact lenses this Halloween, after they were made popular by TV programmes such as Vampire Diaries and Twilight, are putting their sight at risk, experts warn - press release

GOC issues CET deadline reminder to registrants

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today issued a reminder to all registrants that they must complete all Continuing Education and Training (CET) requirements by the 31 December 2015 deadline in order to stay registered and continue to practise - press release

First GOC hearings set for new Farringdon offices

The General Optical Council (GOC) will next week hold its first fitness to practise hearing at its new Farringdon offices - press release

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