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GOC statement sets out next steps for student regulation review

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today released a formal statement summarising the outcome of its consultation on proposed changes to the current system of student regulation and setting out next steps - news alert

GOC recruiting case examiners for new FTP Rules

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today launched a recruitment campaign for lay people and optical professionals to act as case examiners under its new Fitness to Practise (FTP) Rules.

GOC sets out position on future of business regulation

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today released further details about the outcome of its business regulation review, which is set to require all optical businesses carrying out restricted functions to register.

GOC invites views on future priorities

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today launched a consultation seeking views on its draft strategic plan for the next three years.

GOC warns registrants of 2013 CET deadline

The General Optical Council (GOC) is warning registrants that time is running out to meet the minimum requirement of six CET points for 2013. Registrants who fail to record six points by 31 December may be unable to renew their GOC registration in the New Year.

News from Council 14 November 2013

News from our 14 November Council meeting including business registration, student registration and our registration fees - press release

GOC welcomes RNIB Eyepod

The General Optical Council (GOC) has welcomed the RNIB Eyepod to its offices to learn more about sight-threatening conditions.

GOC Annual Report 2012-13 reports on year of progress

The General Optical Council (GOC) has published its 2012-13 Annual Report, detailing its work and achievements from April 2012 to March 2013.

Statement on CE-marked fluorescein ophthalmic strips

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today issued a statement clarifying the circumstances in which optometrists and contact lens opticians can use CE-marked fluorescein ophthalmic strips - press release

GOC tenders for consumer complaints service

The General Optical Council (GOC) has issued a tender for a consumer complaints service to resolve complaints about optical goods or services - press release

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