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GOC seeks expertise for its committees

28 Jul 2016

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The General Optical Council (GOC) is looking to appoint 14 new registrant members – seven optometrists and seven dispensing opticians - to its statutory advisory committees.

There are four statutory advisory committees – the Registration Committee, the Education Committee, the Standards Committee and the Companies Committee.

GOC Council chair, Gareth Hadley, said: “Committee members play a vital role in helping us to protect and promote the health and safety of the public and patients. It is important we draw upon the considerable expertise our registrants possess so that we can stay in touch with developments in the sector and make informed decisions.

“This is a great opportunity for personal development. The work is challenging, varied and registrants will be able to learn from the experience of committee colleagues as well as sharing their own. I strongly encourage any registrant who feels they can offer a fresh perspective and insight to apply for these positions.”

The deadline to apply for these vacancies is Monday 29 August.

All roles are on a part-time basis, with a time commitment of approximately eight days per annum for the Education Committee, and approximately four days per annum for all other committees. The roles are remunerated at £308 per meeting.

Further information on how to apply can be found at


For media enquiries please contact:

Simon Grier
Communications Manager
General Optical Council
t: 020 7307 3478

About the General Optical Council:       

The GOC is the regulator for the optical professions in the UK. Its purpose is to protect the public by promoting high standards of education, performance and conduct amongst opticians. The Council currently registers around 29,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses.

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