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Standards for optical businesses

Business Standards (from 1 April 2016)

GOC code of conduct for business registrantsWe have a legal duty to set the standards expected of optical businesses which explain what we require of our business registrants. These include standards related to behaviour and performance.

Practice guidance 

Guidance on complex areas of practice to assist you in applying your professional judgement to meet our standards is available here

Legislation affecting practice

Information on the legislation affecting your practice is available here

Business Standards consultation report

Acrobat Reader icon GOC consultation on Standards for Optical Businesses

To find out more about the consultation, visit the GOC Consultation Hub



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Standards of practice

Standards of practice

Our standards of practice explain what is expected of our registrants.  

What to expect

What to expect

What standards should patients be able to expect from their optician?