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GOC erases Slough based optometrist

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Sufyan Malik, an optometrist based Slough, from its register. He will now be unable to practise as an optometrist in the UK - press release

GOC launches consultation on the future of Continuing Education and Training

The General Optical Council (GOC) has launched a consultation to understand how to develop the current system of Continuing Education and Training (CET) so it is fit for the future - press release

News from Council 11 July 2018

Council approved new Fitness to Practise (FTP) Acceptance Criteria. The criteria will define the circumstances where the GOC will accept a complaint as an allegation of a registrant’s impaired fitness to practise. Those that do not meet the criteria would be closed, and may be directed to another organisation, without referral to GOC Case Examiners - press release

GOC appoints new Hearings Panel members

The General Optical Council (GOC) has appointed four new Hearings Panel members: Caroline Corby, Amit Jinabhai, Kathryn King and Julia Wortley - press release

GOC erases London based student dispensing optician

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Anuradha Sharma, a student dispensing optician based London, from its register - press release

Newly qualified optometrists want more clinical training before qualifying

Most newly qualified optical professionals think they didn’t get enough clinical experience during the academic parts of their training, according to new General Optical Council (GOC) research - press release

GOC suspends Luton based optometrist

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

GOC consults on new business standards

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today launched a consultation on new standards for optical businesses - press release

GOC erases Conwy County based dispensing optician

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Ian Williams, a dispensing optician based in Conwy County, Wales, from its register. He will now be unable to practise as a dispensing optician in the UK.

GOC appoints Adam Sampson as Interim Chief Executive and Registrar

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today announced that Adam Sampson will join as its Interim Chief Executive and Registrar - press release

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