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Our governance

This section sets out the rules by which the GOC is run. It gives information about how to complain about the GOC, or one of our Council members. It also provides information about the GOC Council Chair and Member appointments policy and process.

Conduct and standards of behaviour of employees and members

Concerns or complaints about the GOC

Financial governance

Our governance framework – meetings and decision making

Member support


Content Panels

Search our registers

Search our registers

Find a registered individual practitioner or business.


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.