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November 2013 Council BW1


How we work

The 12 members of Council will normally meet in public four times a year. Members also attend strategic seminars in the intervening months, to discuss key areas of our work.

The Council has nine committees, four of which are non-staturory and have been constituted in line with good governance practice:

  • Audit, Risk and Finance Committee
  • Remuneration Committee
  • Nominations Committee
  • Investment Committee

The other five committees are staturory committees of the GOC as defined under the Opticians Act and related Rules:

  • Companies Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Investigation Committee
  • Registration Committee
  • Standards Committee

The Council's Fitness to Practise and Registration Appeals Committee are populated by independent hearings panel members.

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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.