About the GOC

We are the regulator for the optical professions in the UK. Our purpose is to protect the public by promoting high standards of education, performance and conduct amongst opticians. We currently register around 29,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses.

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News from the GOC Council meeting on 11 May 2016, including draft guidance on consent and on the duty of candour, and an update on the GOC's illegal practice strategy - press release

12 May 2016

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News from the GOC Council meeting on 11 May 2016, including draft guidance on consent and on the duty of candour, and an update on the GOC's illegal practice strategy - press release

12 May 2016

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