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Meetings and decisions

Standing Orders

The Standing Orders provide details of the procedural arrangements of the Council and its committees including details of its membership, proceedings and conduct of business.

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Scheme of Delegation

The Scheme of delegation identifies who has authority to make decisions which are identified under the Opticians Act. It includes functions imposed upon the Council by the Opticians Act 1989 and by Rules made under the Act and identifies if these decisions are made by Council or delegated to its Committees or the Chief Executive and Registrar.

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Allocation of roles and responsibilities

This document sets out the statutory roles and responsibilities of the Council, Committees, the Chief Executive and Registrar and the Executive. This includes: The Council and Registrar, the Education Committee, the Companies Committee, the Investigation Committee, the Registration Committee, the Registration Appeals Committee, the Standards Committee, the Fitness to Practise Committee, the Hearings Panel and Council employees.

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Audit and Risk Committee terms of reference

This document identifies the purpose and structure of the Audit and Risk Committee, including its decision making authority, duties, frequency and notice of meetings.

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Nominations Committee terms of reference

This document identifies the purpose and structure of the Nominations Committee, including its decision making authority, duties, frequency and notice of meetings.

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Remuneration Committee terms of reference

This document identifies the purpose and structure of the Remuneration Committee, including its decision making authority, duties, frequency and notice of meetings.

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Senior Council member role description

This document specifies the role description of our Senior Council Member. It outlines the role, responsibilities and terms of office.

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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.