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GOC reappoints Glenn Tomison and Rosie Glazebrook

The Privy Council has reappointed registrant Council member Glenn Tomison and lay Council member Rosie Glazebrook for another four years, commencing 1 January 2019 -press release

CET consultation shows appetite for change

GOC registrants have a strong appetite for increased control over their learning and development, according to the results of the regulator’s recent Fit for the Future Continuing Education and Training (CET) consultation.

GOC appoints new Chair and Deputy Chairs of CET Approvers

The General Optical Council (GOC) has appointed a new Chair and Deputy Chairs to oversee its CET (Continuing Education and Training) panel of approvers.

News from Council 14 November 2018

Council decided that the next Continuing Education and Training (CET) cycle will be a standard three year cycle, running from 2019-21, before the GOC makes significant changes to the scheme from 2022 - press release

GOC appoints Dionne Spence as Director of Casework and Resolutions

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today announced that Dionne Spence has been appointed as its Director of Casework and Resolutions.

GOC introduces Acceptance Criteria policy

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today published its new fitness to practise Acceptance Criteria - press release

GOC consults on new Education Standards and Learning Outcomes

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today launched a consultation on new draft standards for education providers and learning outcomes for students as part of its Education Strategic Review (ESR) - press release

GOC erases Lincolnshire based optometrist

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Paul Fontaine, an optometrist based in Lincolnshire, from its register - press release

Over 8,000 registrants still to complete CET

Over 8,000 General Optical Council (GOC) registrants have yet to meet their Continuing Education and Training (CET) requirements - press release

GOC appoints Dr Subo Shanmuganathan as Interim Director of Education

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today announced that Dr Subo Shanmuganathan has joined as its Interim Director of Education - press release

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