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GOC to hold consultation event for standards review

The General Optical Council (GOC) is to host a public consultation event as part of its strategic review of standards for optometrists and dispensing opticians - press release

GOC issues call for evidence over optical standards

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today issued a call for evidence as it launches a strategic review of the standards it sets for optometrists and dispensing opticians - press release

GOC adds expertise to committees

The General Optical Council (GOC) has bolstered its advisory expertise with the appointment of four new committee members - press release

News from 23 July Council

News from our 23 July 2014 Council meeting, including news of our new illegal practice strategy, equality, diversity and inclusion scheme, and a new appointment for Mandie Lavin - press release

GOC recognised as meeting all the Standards of Good Regulation

The General Optical Council (GOC) has been recognised as ‘maintaining its performance as an effective regulator’ by the body which oversees its work - press release

News from Council 14 May

News from our 14 May Council meeting including our financial performance for the year 2013/14 - press release

Samantha Peters' speech to Optical Confederation Conference

GOC Chief Executive and Registrar Samantha Peters spoke to the Optical Confederation Conference about the UK Law Commissions' draft Bill on the regulation of health and social care professionals.

GOC recruiting for committees

The General Optical Council (GOC) has launched a campaign to recruit three new members for its advisory committees - press release

GOC welcomes draft Law Commissions Bill

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today welcomed the UK Law CommissionsÂ’ draft Bill on the regulation of health and social care professions. The GOC hopes the Government will introduce the Bill to Parliament later this year - press release

Nockolds take over complaints service for optical consumers

Nockolds have today started work as the new provider of the Optical Consumer Complaints Service (OCCS). The firm will provide a free and impartial mediation service for both consumers and registrants - press release

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