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GOC erases Bolton-based dispensing optician

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Martin Clough, a dispensing optician based in Bolton, from its register - press release

GOC suspends Dumfries-based dispensing optician

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend Alexander Farquharson, a dispensing optician based in Dumfries, from its register for a period of six months - press release

GOC suspends Leeds optometrist

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend Simone Boyd, an optometrist based in Leeds, from its register for a period of 12 months - press release

GOC publishes guidance on professional duty of candour

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today published guidance to assist registrants in meeting its standard relating to the professional duty of candour

GOC announces four new appointments to Council

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today announced that it has appointed four new members to its Council – two registrants and two lay members.

Love Your Lenses week set for 25-31 March

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today announced that from 25-31 March it will be promoting Love Your Lenses Week in collaboration with a wide range of industry stakeholders and patient groups - press release

Tenby-based optometrist erased from GOC register

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase John Stevenson, an optometrist based in Tenby, from its registers, meaning that he will be unable to practise as an optometrist in the UK - press release

News from Council 22 February 2017

News from our 22 February 2017 Council meeting including our Strategic Plan, Consent guidance and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion update

Shetland-based optometrist erased from GOC register

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has erased Brian Kelly, an optometrist based in the Shetland Islands, from its registers. He is now unable to practise as an optometrist in the UK - press release

Hertfordshire-based dispensing optician erased from GOC register

The GOC has erased Philip Egan, a dispensing optician based in Hertfordshire, from its registers. He is now unable to practise as a dispensing optician in the UK - Press release

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