GOC appoints Dr Subo Shanmuganathan as Interim Director of Education

9 October 2018
Source: GOC

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today (08/10/18) announced that Dr Subo Shanmuganathan has joined as its Interim Director of Education. Subo began her role at the GOC today and will be in place for the next nine months. Subo has extensive experience as a director in various roles throughout the charity and university sectors. Her previous roles include Director

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GOC welcomes Professional Standards Authority performance review

28 September 2018
Source: GOC

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today welcomed the Professional Standards Authority’s (The Authority) 2016-17 performance review report. The GOC has met 22 of The Authority’s 24 Standards of Good Regulation, the same number as in the previous year. The Authority’s report notes improvements that the GOC has made to its information governance processes, meaning the GOC has passed that

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GOC appoints Lesley Longstone CB as Interim Chief Executive and Registrar

17 September 2018
Source: GOC

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today announced that Lesley Longstone will replace Adam Sampson as its Interim Chief Executive and Registrar, following Adam’s appointment to a permanent CEO role. Lesley joins the GOC on 17 September to provide interim cover while the GOC’s permanent Chief Executive, Vicky McDermott, is on a period of absence due to personal reasons. Lesley

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High level Education Strategic Review consultation responses show support for new education approach

13 April 2018
Source: The GOC

The GOC has today published some high level findings from its Education Strategic Review concepts and principles consultation. The high level summary publication shows 97 per cent of respondents agreed with the development of new education standards for optometrists and dispensing opticians. 82 per cent agreed with embedding clinical experience progressively from the start of education programmes. Stakeholders also showed

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GOC: Approach to Business Standards

23 March 2018
Source: The GOC

Council approved the GOC’s proposed approach to consult and engage with stakeholders on draft Standards for Optical Businesses. The new Standards have been developed as part of the GOC’s ongoing standards strategic review which saw the introduction of the Standards of Practice and Standards for Optical Students in April 2016. The new Standards for Optical Businesses will replace the existing

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GOC: Education Strategic Review, only 1 week left to respond.

9 March 2018
Source: GOC

There’s only 1 week left to respond to the GOC concepts and principles consultation! Let them know your thoughts. Respond to the GOC concepts and principles consultation More information about GOC consultation on the concepts and principles that could underpin optical education and training is now available on the GOC consultations page. Join our Education Strategic Review Stakeholder Forum  The Stakeholder

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Responses to GOC call for evidence demonstrate consensus on direction of travel for eye care delivery

16 June 2017
Source: The GOC

The GOC has today published a summary of the responses it received to its Education Strategic Review Call for Evidence. This shows a broad consensus across the sector that the system of optical education and training is in need of change and that there is an appetite for this.

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