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GOC Reception

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 at 12:00 on 31/05/2023

Latest updates

The General Optical Council (GOC) has appointed ten new members to its Hearings Panel.

Published on 01/09/2023

The GOC has launched a consultation on a statement around verifying a copy of a contact lens specification during the sale of prescription contact lenses. It also provides a definition of aftercare.

Published on 29/08/2023

GOC suspends Hounslow based optometrist from register

Published on 24/08/2023

12 qualifications have met the General Optical Council’s new education and training requirements and are ready to be delivered from autumn 2023.

Published on 17/08/2023