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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 29,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses.

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GOC publishes guidance on gaining valid consent

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today published guidance on obtaining valid consent to assist registrants in meeting its standards of practice - press release

27 April 2017

GOC publishes guidance on gaining valid consent GOC publishes guidance on gaining valid consent

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today published guidance on obtaining valid consent to assist registrants in meeting its standards of practice - press release

27 April 2017

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