About the GOC

We are the regulator for the optical professions in the UK. Our purpose is to protect the public by promoting high standards of education, performance and conduct amongst opticians. We currently register around 26,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses.

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News & Press Releases

GOC responds to NHS call to action

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today published its response to NHS England’s Improving eye health and reducing sight loss - a call to action, emphasising its commitment to ensuring that regulation enables developments in the delivery of eye care that are to the benefit of patients and the wider public - press release

15 September 2014

GOC responds to NHS call to action GOC responds to NHS call to action

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today published its response to NHS England’s Improving eye health and reducing sight loss - a call to action, emphasising its commitment to ensuring that regulation enables developments in the delivery of eye care that are to the benefit of patients and the wider public - press release

15 September 2014

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Peer review CET -

Closing Date 31 December 2015

75% of 15234 registrants

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All optometrists and contact lens opticians must take part in a peer review session during the 2013-15 CET cycle.

Log in to MyCET to find a local peer review session