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GOC suspends Bournemouth based optometrist

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend Namrata Narsi, an optometrist based in Bournemouth, from its register for a period of six months.

High level Education Strategic Review consultation responses show support for new education approach

The GOC has today published some high level findings from its Education Strategic Review concepts and principles consultation - press release

Scam alert

We have been made aware that someone is calling GOC registrants trying to obtain personal contact information over the phone.

Love Your Lenses Week to focus on handwashing

The General Optical Council (GOC) is collaborating with a wide range of industry stakeholders and patient groups to promote this year’s Love Your Lenses Week (24-30 March), focussing on the importance of thorough handwashing for safe contact lens care - press release

GOC erases South Ayrshire-based dispensing optician

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

News from Council 28 February 2018

Council approved the GOC’s proposed approach to consult and engage with stakeholders on draft Standards for Optical Businesses - press release

Potential scam alert

We have been made aware that someone is calling GOC registrants ‘on behalf of the CCGs’ trying to obtain personal contact information over the phone, possibly stating that they are conducting a survey. The caller had said that they are calling from ‘Clinical Standards Agency’.

GOC appoints doctors to advisory committees

The General Optical Council (GOC) has appointed three new doctors to its statutory advisory committees - press release

GOC suspends Wolverhampton-based optometrist from its register

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

GOC suspends Nottingham-based optometrist

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend Alpesh Bhundia, an optometrist based in Nottingham, from its register for a period of nine months.

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