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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

The GOC has today launched a consultation on its draft strategy for 2025-30.

Published at 12:00 on 17/04/2024

Latest updates

The GOC has decided to suspend Mohammed Zada, an optometrist based in Birmingham, from its register for nine months. 

Published on 30/05/2024

The GOC has decided to erase Yaqut Khan, an optometrist based in Huddersfield, from its register. 

Published on 16/05/2024

The GOC, the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend John Watson, an optometrist based in Peterhead, from its register for two months. 

Published on 10/05/2024

We have published a Reflective Exercise Guidance Template to support registrants with the reflective exercise that needs to be completed before the end of the 2022-24 CPD cycle.

Published on 08/05/2024