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The General Optical Council (GOC) has today launched a consultation on draft guidance on its standards relating to obtaining valid consent and meeting the duty of candour - press release

Josie Lloyd to step down as GOC director

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today announced that its Director of Resources, Josie Lloyd, is to step down from her role to take up a new position as Resource Director at Colne, a housing association near to her home - press release

News from Council, 11 May 2016

News from the GOC Council meeting on 11 May 2016, including draft guidance on consent and on the duty of candour, and an update on the GOC's illegal practice strategy - press release

GOC announces Education Strategic Review

The General Optical Council has today set out plans to review education in the optical sector - press release

GOC registrants demonstrate ongoing fitness to practise

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today released figures showing that the vast majority of opticians have demonstrated their continuing fitness to practise by meeting the requirements of its Continuing Education and Training (CET) scheme - press release

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