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We are the regulator for the optical professions in the UK. Our purpose is to protect the public by promoting high standards of education, performance and conduct amongst opticians. We currently register around 29,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses.

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GOC registrants demonstrate ongoing fitness to practise

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today released figures showing that the vast majority of opticians have demonstrated their continuing fitness to practise by meeting the requirements of its Continuing Education and Training (CET) scheme - press release

15 April 2016

GOC registrants demonstrate ongoing fitness to practise GOC registrants demonstrate ongoing fitness to practise

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today released figures showing that the vast majority of opticians have demonstrated their continuing fitness to practise by meeting the requirements of its Continuing Education and Training (CET) scheme - press release

15 April 2016

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