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Samantha Peters to stand down as GOC Chief Executive and Registrar

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today announced that its Chief Executive and Registrar, Samantha Peters, will leave the organisation after six years next summer to focus on studying - press release

GOC consults on Education Strategic Review

The General Optical Council (GOC) has published a call for evidence to launch its Education Strategic Review. The main aim of the review is to ensure that education programmes and qualifications leading to GOC registration equip students to meet patients’ future needs - press release

GOC announces new appointments

The General Optical Council (GOC) has today announced two appointments to its senior management team, Mark Webster and Safia Iman - press release

GOC registrants back enhanced services

UK optometrists and dispensing opticians overwhelmingly back the chance to provide more eyecare services, a new GOC research report has found - press release

News from Council 16 November 2016

News from our 16 November Council meeting including our Education Strategic review, Strategic Plan and recent registrants' survey - press release

GOC recruits four new Council members

The General Optical Council (GOC) has announced today that it is recruiting four new members to its Council – two registrants and two lay members - press release

Sinead Burns appointed to GOC Council

Sinead Burns has been appointed as the newest lay member of the General Optical Council (GOC) - press release

Statement on Honey Rose sentencing

GOC statement on the sentencing of Honey Rose

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

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