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News from Council 26 February 2020

The GOC is launching a new strategic plan in April 2020 which sets out the organisation’s vision over the next five years.

GOC publishes guidance on disclosing confidential information

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today published new guidance on disclosing confidential information about patients, including where patients may not be fit to drive.

Coronavirus – COVID-19: latest guidance from the DHSC and PHE

The General Optical Council is reminding its registrants to remain up-to-date with all public health statements and guidance issued in light of the developing situation concerning the recent outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19.

Lidl withdraws spectacles being sold illegally

Lidl has stopped the sale of multifocal reading glasses in stores across the UK, following concerns raised by registrants and action by the General Optical Council.

GOC erases Manchester based student dispensing optician

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Sanna Aslam, a student dispensing optician based in Manchester, from its register.

GOC issues withdrawal notice to University of Portsmouth Master of Optometry programme

The General Optical Council (GOC) has announced the withdrawal of provisional approval from the University of Portsmouth’s Master of Optometry programme from 10 January 2020.

GOC erases Cambridgeshire based dispensing optician

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Barry Church, a dispensing optician based in Cambridgeshire, from its register.

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