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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 30,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses.

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GOC Chair calls for more collaboration between system leaders in future of eye and vision services

Gareth Hadley, Chair of the General Optical Council (GOC), is today calling for more collaboration and cooperation between the wider health system and the optical sector - press release

8 February 2018

GOC Chair calls for more collaboration between system leaders in future of eye and vision services GOC Chair calls for more collaboration between system leaders in future of eye and vision services

Gareth Hadley, Chair of the General Optical Council (GOC), is today calling for more collaboration and cooperation between the wider health system and the optical sector - press release

8 February 2018

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