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Staff contacts

In this section we give you details of who to contact if you have any queries.  
 

Chief Executive

Strategy

Resources

Fitness to Practise


 

Chief Executive and Registrar

Interim Chief Executive and Registrar
Lesley Longstone

Chief Executive and Registrar
Vicky McDermott

Executive Assistant to Chief Executive Officer and Chair
email: ExecutiveOffice@optical.org
tel: 020 7580 3898 (option 4)

Contact me for:

  •  All contact with the Chief Executive Officer/Registrar and Chair
     

 


Strategy

Director of Strategy
Alistair Bridge

Personal Assistant to Director of Strategy
email: goc@optical.org
tel: 020 7307 9471

Communications

email: communications@optical.org 
tel: 020 7580 3898 (option 3)

Contact us for:

  • Media enquiries
  • Use of the GOC logo
  • Contributions to or queries about eBulletin
  • Copies of GOC publications (including accessible formats)
  • Joining our press release or other mailing lists
  • Updates to information directories and databases
  • Website queries 
Governance

email: governance@optical.org
tel: 020 7307 3451 

Contact us for:

  • Our Council and Committee meetings
  • Our Council and committee members and member appointments
  • Governance policies and processes
  • Annual reporting
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Information Governance
  • Corporate and member complaints
  • Stakeholder agreements
  • Strategic and Business Planning
  • Performance reporting
  • Project management
Policy

email: policy@optical.org
tel: 020 7307 3923

Contact us for:

  • Policy advice and briefing
  • Horizon scanning and cross-border regulation
  • Devolved administrations support  
Education

Interim Director of Education

Subo Shanmuganathan

 

email: education@optical.org

tel: 020 7580 3898 (option 4)

Contact us for:

  • All queries for the  Head of Education & Standards
  • Education related queries

CET
cet@optical.org

Contact us for

  • CET related queries

Accreditation
education@optical.org
Contact us for:

  • Accreditation and quality assurance of education and training
  • Visits
  • Schemes for registration, examinations and assessments
  • Accreditation of education and training outside the UK
  • Specialist qualifications and training (Independent Prescribing, Supplementary Prescribing, Additional Supply and Contact Lens)

 


Resources

Director of Resources
Mark Webster

Personal Assistant to Director of Resources
email: goc@optical.org
tel: 020 7307 9471

Registration

email: registration@optical.org
tel: 020 7580 3898 (option 1)

Contact us for:

  • Registration queries
  • Registration payments
  • Change of name/address
Facilities

email: facilities@optical.org
tel: 020 7580 3898 (option 4)

Contact us for:

  • Queries regarding our premises
  • General enquiries
  • Hotel and travel bookings
  • Office administration
     
Finance

email: finance@optical.org
tel: 020 7580 3898 (option 4)

Contact us for:

  • All accounts queries
  • Member/ staff expenses 
Human Resources

email: hr@optical.org
tel: 020 7580 3898 (option 4)

Contact us for:

  • All HR issues
  • Organisational development
     
IT

email: it@optical.org

Contact us for:

  • All IT queries


Fitness to Practise

PA to Director of Fitness to Practise

email: pthompson@optical.org
tel: 020 7580 3898 (option 2)

 

Fitness to Practise

email: ftp@optical.org
tel: 020 7580 3898 (option 2)

Contact us for:

  • Concerns about registrants’ fitness to practise
  • Fitness to practise investigations

Legal

email: lc@optical.org 
tel: 020 7307 8853 

Contact us for:

  • Concerns about illegal optical practices
  • Queries about the application of the Opticians Act
Hearings management

email: hearings@optical.org
tel: 020 7580 3898 (option 2)

Contact us for:

  • All aspects of fitness to practise and registration appeal committee hearings

 

Content Panels

Search our registers

Search our registers

Find a registered individual practitioner or business.

Hearings

Hearings

Information about our upcoming fitness to practise hearings.

Our Council

Our Council

The General Optical Council is composed of 12 members

Working for us

Working for us

Healthcare regulation in the UK is currently undergoing reform and modernisation – so this is an exciting time to join us.