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GOC Reception

For the first time in just under a decade, the GOC has met all 18 of the PSA’s Standards of Good Regulation for 2021/22.  

Published at 12:00 on 20/03/2023

Latest updates

The GOC has published its 2023 public perceptions research, which seeks to understand the public’s views and practical experiences of using eyecare services.  

Published on 31/05/2023

We are seeking to appoint ten experienced dispensing or contact lens opticians to join our Hearings Panel.

Published on 24/05/2023

Sector Partnership for Optical Knowledge and Education, funded by the GOC and led by The College of Optometrists, has published the outputs of its third project on admissions and recruitment.

Published on 17/05/2023

News and press releases

GOC appoints two new Council Associates

The GOC has appointed two new Council Associates, Deepali Modha and Jamie Douglas, on a two-year term.

Published on 25/04/2023