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In Focus: A moment to take stock

The General Optical Council (GOC) met earlier this month to consider its progress on several objectives and make necessary regulatory decisions. Yiannis Kotoulas reports

The General Optical Council (GOC) met earlier this month to consider its progress on several objectives and make necessary regulatory decisions. On the agenda for discussion were qualifications for approval, fitness to practise performance, the Optical Consumer Complaints Service (OCCS) and a report on the sector’s education providers.

GOC councillors were asked to consider three new qualifications for approval. The three courses were all university level qualifications and had previously been provisionally approved with students having already begun the courses in each case.

Up for the GOC’s final approval were the BSc (Hons) optometry undergraduate course at the University of the West of England, the Independent Prescribing for optometrists’ course at the University of Hertfordshire and the BSc (Hons) course in ophthalmic dispensing at the University of Central Lancashire.

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