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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

Vicky McDermott to take period of absence

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today announced that its Chief Executive and Registrar, Vicky McDermott, will take a period of absence for personal reasons - press release

GOC introduces Consensual Panel Disposal Policy

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today published its policy on Consensual Panel Disposal - press release

News from Council 9 May 2018

Council agreed to consult with stakeholders on changes to both pre-qualification education and Continuing Education and Training (CET) to ensure that current practitioners and the practitioners of tomorrow are equipped for the future roles that will be required to meet the needs of patients - press release

GOC erases Greater Manchester based optometrist

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Jonathan Gains, an optometrist based in Bury, from its register. He will now be unable to practise as an optometrist in the UK.

GOC Chair calls for sector-wide action on clinical experience for optical students

Gareth Hadley, Chair of the General Optical Council (GOC), is today calling upon educators, employers and professional bodies in the optical sector to work together to facilitate solutions to achieving enhanced clinical experience for student optometrists and dispensing opticians - press release

GOC suspends Plymouth based student optometrist

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend Courtney Lee Jones, a student optometrist based in Plymouth, from its register for a period of twelve months.

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