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GOC suspends Glasgow based optometrist

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend David Little, an optometrist based in Glasgow, from its register for twelve months.

Consultation on CET exceptions policy

Today we’ve launched a consultation which seeks views on an updated Continuing Education and Training (CET) exceptional circumstances policy, which we are renaming our CET exceptions policy.

GOC suspends Cheltenham based optometrist

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend Ariana Faderani, an optometrist based in Cheltenham, from its register for twelve months.

GOC erases Cardiff based dispensing optician

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Lee Purdy, a dispensing optician based in Cardiff, Wales, from its register.

GOC shares insights from public perceptions research

The General Optical Council (GOC) has published its 2021 public perceptions research, which seeks to understand the public’s views and experiences of opticians across the UK.

GOC welcomes the Professional Standards Authority Performance Review 2019/20

The General Optical Council (GOC) welcomes the publication of the Professional Standards Authority’s (PSA) annual performance review for 2019/20. The GOC has met 16 of the 18 Standards of Good Regulation.

New issue of FtP FOCUS bulletin launched

Today we’ve launched the next edition of FtP FOCUS, our learning bulletin for registrants on the fitness to practise process.

GOC statement in response to Department of Health and Social Care consultation

The Department of Health and Social Care yesterday published their consultation on ‘Regulating healthcare professionals, and protecting the public’.

Recruitment for Scottish registrant Council member

We are recruiting for a registrant member, who lives or works in Scotland, to join our Council and play a leading role in shaping our future in response to significant external changes in the healthcare sector.

COVID-19 statements consultation report published

Today we have published the analysis report from the consultation on our COVID-19 statements.

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