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Merseyside-based student dispensing optician suspended from GOC registers

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for opticians, has suspended Merseyside-based student dispensing optician Andrew Uttley from its registers for 12 months - press release

News from Council - 11 February 2015

News from our 11 February Council meeting, including updates on our standards review, our budget and business plan for 2015/16 and our illegal practice strategy - press release.

GOC holds first illegal practice stakeholder group meeting

The General Optical Council has today held its first stakeholder steering group meeting as part of its new illegal practice strategy - press release

Essex-based dispensing optician erased from GOC registers

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for opticians, has erased Essex-based dispensing optician Brian Davies from its registers - press release

Staffordshire-based dispensing optician erased from GOC registers

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for opticians, has erased Staffordshire-based dispensing optician Victoria Tyers from its registers - press release

GOC publishes findings from its standards review Call for Evidence

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today published its findings from the Call for Evidence as part of its strategic standards review - press release

GOC makes appointments

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today announced two new appointees to its advisory committees. The regulator has also announced eight new Hearings Panel Chairs, who will chair fitness to practise and registration appeal hearings - press release

GOC appoints new Director of Fitness to Practise

The General Optical Council (GOC) has appointed Lisa Davis as its new Director of Fitness to Practise, replacing outgoing Director of Regulation Mandie Lavin - press release

GOC seeking registrants for Hearings Panel

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today launched a campaign to recruit 20 registrants to its Hearings Panel. The regulator is seeking 12 optometrists and eight dispensing opticians to fill the vacancies - press release