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GOC Reception

The GOC has published a joint statement alongside optical organisations committing to a zero-tolerance approach to bullying, harassment, abuse, and discrimination across all working environments.

Published at 12:00 on 25/10/2023

Latest updates

Shailesh Varsani joins the GOC’s Investigation Committee as a registrant member.  

Published on 04/12/2023

The GOC has decided to erase Gary Marshall (D-6494), a suspended dispensing optician based in Bodedern in Wales, from its register. 

Published on 04/12/2023

Registrants with a specialty will now be able to obtain points in the specialty domain through self-directed CPD following a review of our CPD scheme.

Published on 01/12/2023

Rishi Patel, an optometrist based in Littlehampton, has been suspended from the GOC register for three months. 

Published on 29/11/2023