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Somerset-based dispensing optician suspended from GOC register

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for opticians, has suspended Adrian Pardoe, a dispensing optician based in Taunton, Somerset, from its register for a period of three months - press release

OSCE results: Information on joining our register

With OSCE results now published, please click here to find out how you can apply to join our fully qualified register.

GOC seeks expertise for its committees

The General Optical Council (GOC) is looking to appoint 14 new registrant members – seven optometrists and seven dispensing opticians - to its Statutory Advisory Committees. - press release

News from Council, 26 July 2016

News from Council's 26 July meeting, including findings from the public perceptions survey and accreditation of three courses - press release

Bristol-based optometrist suspended from GOC register

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for opticians, has suspended Arminder Panesar, an optometrist based in Bristol, from its register for a period of four months - press release

GOC appoints new interim Director of Resources

The General Optical Council (GOC) has appointed Mark Webster as its new interim Director of Resources, replacing outgoing Director Josie Lloyd - press release

Ilford-based optometrist erased from GOC register

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for opticians, has erased Ricky Patel, an optometrist based in Ilford, from its registers.

Statement on Honey Rose case

GOC statement on conviction of Honey Rose.

GOC seeks views from its registrants

The General Optical Council (GOC) is seeking views from its registrants on its performance and the challenges faced by the optical professions - press release

GOC consults on draft candour and consent guidance

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today launched a consultation on draft guidance on its standards relating to obtaining valid consent and meeting the duty of candour - press release

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