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Leonie Milliner appointed as new Chief Executive and Registrar
The General Optical Council has appointed Leonie Milliner as its new Chief Executive (CEO) and Registrar. Leonie will succeed Lesley Longstone who has held the position since 2018.
GOC has appointed Leonie Milliner as its new Chief Executive and Registrar to succeed Lesley Longstone.
Published at 12:00 on 04/11/2021
The GOC has appointed two fully-qualified registrant optometrists - Rukaiya Anwar and Harry Singh Bhakar - as Council Associates.
Published on 14/01/2022
Following the publication of our registrant survey in 2021, we commissioned further work to analyse the findings relating to the future of the optical workforce.
Published on 13/01/2022
We have published a policy on the service of statutory notices by email and a response to the consultation. This sets out how and when we will use email to serve notices and safeguards that will apply
Published on 20/12/2021
In the fifth issue of FtP Focus, we conclude the FtP process with Fitness to Practise Committee (FtPC) hearings.
Published on 10/12/2021