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Contact us

This section tells you how to contact us if you have any queries.


Our address
10 Old Bailey

Contact numbers
T: +44 (0)20 7580 3898
F: +44 (0)20 7436 3525


(for registration queries please use Email addresses for all departments are available here.)


Social Media

To keep up to date with the latest news and developments follow us on social media



Watch our information videos on YouTube

Contact us on Twitter and LinkedIn to ask us questions about registering with us, Continuing Education and Training (CET) for optical professionals, or any other general queries you may have.



If you would like to make a complaint about a GOC registrant, please communicate with us directly and not over social media. Read our ‘how to make a complaint’ page to learn more about our complaints process.

Please remember to be careful when posting personal information about yourself and others on social media. If in doubt about whether your communication is appropriate for social media, please contact us directly.


Office hours

9:00 - 17:00 Mon – Thurs 
9:00 - 16:45 Fri

Accessing our office
Our central London office is a short walk from Blackfriars and City Thameslink railway stations as well as St Paul's tube. The area is well served by local buses - see for details. See Parkopedia for details and prices of nearby car parks. Please be aware that the office is in the central London congestion charging zone.

Map of the GOC office



Content Panels

Search our registers

Search our registers

Find a registered individual practitioner or business.



Information about our upcoming fitness to practise hearings.

Our Council

Our Council

The General Optical Council is composed of 12 members

Working for us

Working for us

Healthcare regulation in the UK is currently undergoing reform and modernisation – so this is an exciting time to join us.