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We protect the public by setting standards for education, training, performance and conduct amongst opticians in the UK

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GOC Reception

We are seeking three new members to join our Companies Committee, which advises and gives assistance to our Council on matters relating to GOC business registrants (called ‘body corporates’).

Published at 12:00 on 01/11/2022

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GOC suspends Bristol based optometrist

The GOC has decided to suspend Alistair Aiken, an optometrist based in Bristol, from its register for six months.

Published on 09/11/2022

We are seeking three new members to join our Companies Committee, which advises and gives assistance to our Council on matters relating to GOC business registrants (called ‘body corporates’).

Published on 01/11/2022

News and press releases

GOC erases optometrist based in London

The GOC has decided to erase Malti Amin, an optometrist based in London, from its register.

Published on 07/10/2022

The General Optical Council has decided to erase Tina Stevens, a student dispensing optician based in Croydon, from its register.

Published on 05/10/2022