Issue 36, March 2018
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Vicky McDermott

Welcome to eBulletin

Welcome to the March edition of the eBulletin. Things have been very busy at the GOC with the renewal period currently open. This year, we have asked for some additional information to help us update our records relating to registrants’ education and equality and diversity information. 


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Love Your Lenses Week 2018

This week is Love Your Lenses Week! The week, in its second year following its success last year, is running between 24-30 March, involving optical professionals, business and patients.

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Education Strategic Review update
Throughout the UK more optical services are being delivered in new and innovative ways, including in a variety of community settings. That is why our Education Strategic Review is a key priority for us over the next year.  

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Legislative reform
There has been a lot of focus on reform of healthcare regulation recently following a Government consultation last year. Some of this reform is long overdue and we have been pushing for it for some time.


Article by the DVLA

Reminding drivers of the importance of meeting the standards of vision for driving is always high on the DVLA’s priorities.

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Business Standards Consultation

It is important that our individual and business standards sit in close harmony with each other. That’s why having introduced new standards for individuals 2016 we will shortly be going out to public consultation with our draft Standards for Optical Businesses. 

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Big Blind Walk

Julian Jackson, who lost his sight in 2010 to a retinal inherited disease is planning to walk the length of the country.

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News in brief
Conference season
We enjoyed meeting many of you recently at the 100% Optical conference and Optometry Tomorrow conferences.
It was great to see so many registrants from across the UK and to see all the innovative work being done.
We will again have a stall at Optrafair next month, do some and say hello if you are attending. 

Council meeting
Our next Council meeting is on 9 May at our offices in London. If you would like to register your interest to attend or want to receive more information please contact
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