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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.

We are currently consulting on new standards for optical businesses and would like to know your views. If you'd like to participate, please visit our new consultation platform at the GOC Consultation Hub. The deadline to complete the survey is 30 August 2018.

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



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