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GOC Reception

The GOC has appointed Dr Hema Radhakrishnan as a registrant member of its Council, beginning 15 March. Hema is a qualified optometrist with over 20 years of experience in academia.

Published at 12:00 on 04/03/2024

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The GOC has decided to erase Ibrar Ahmed, an optometrist based in Wembley, from its register. 

Published on 28/03/2024

The GOC, the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend Michael Moon, an optometrist based in Morecambe, from its register for six months.  

Published on 21/03/2024

The GOC has launched its Workforce and Perceptions Survey to gain valuable insights on registrants' views. The survey is run independently by Enventure Research to keep responses confidential.

Published on 19/03/2024

The GOC is seeking to appoint two new lay Council members who will begin their terms in October 2024 or April 2025.

Published on 18/03/2024