General Optical Council

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The General Optical Council (GOC) is an organisation in the United Kingdom which maintains a register of opticians and regulates the services provided by dispensing opticians and optometrists.wikipedia
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The General Optical Council (GOC) is an organisation in the United Kingdom which maintains a register of opticians and regulates the services provided by dispensing opticians and optometrists.
The professional regulation remains with the General Optical Council under the Opticians Act 1989.

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The General Optical Council (GOC) is an organisation in the United Kingdom which maintains a register of opticians and regulates the services provided by dispensing opticians and optometrists.
Optometrists in the United Kingdom are regulated by the General Optical Council under the Opticians Act 1989 and distinguished from medical practitioners.

Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care

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The Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care (PSA), is an independent body accountable to the UK Parliament, which promotes the health and wellbeing of the public and oversees the nine UK healthcare regulators, including the General Optical Council (GOC).

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The General Optical Council (GOC) is an organisation in the United Kingdom which maintains a register of opticians and regulates the services provided by dispensing opticians and optometrists.

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The GOC was in the news at the end of September 2005 after taking action against eBay UK for "‘aiding and abetting’ sales of contact lenses without the involvement of a qualified optician."

Association of British Dispensing Opticians

The General Optical Council was formed by the Opticians Act 1958, to make the British optician profession statutorily protected.

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These were recognised qualifications from the General Optical Council.

Northern Optometric Society

NOS is a certified training provider for the General Optical Council with attendance at each NOS lecture earning 1.5 continuing education training (CET) points.

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The General Optical Council took out simultaneous private prosecutions in an attempt to stop the sale of ready made reading spectacles.

Privy Council of the United Kingdom

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The quorum, according to the Privy Council Office, is three, though some statutes provide for other quorums (for example, section 35 of the Opticians Act 1989 provides for a lower quorum of two).

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The UK's General Optical Council has criticised Boots Opticians for their unsubstantiated claims regarding their line of blue-light filtering lenses; and the Advertising Standards Authority fined them £40,000.

Optometry Today

The printed publication and website also include General Optical Council (GOC) accredited CET (Continuing Education and Training) articles with linked assessments, which UK optical professionals are required to undertake to maintain their professionally registered status with the GOC.