GOC Professional Standards

GOC Professional Standards

The GOC has statutory authority for setting standards for optometrists, dispensing opticians, optical students and optical businesses in the UK.  New Standards for Optometrists and for Dispensing Opticians were introduced in 2016. All registrants in the UK should read and adhere to the relevant set of standards available via the link below.

In addition the GOC has provided practice guidance on candour, consent, conflicts of interest, whistle-blowing and female genital mutilation (FGM), which you can find here.

FODO has provided additional guidance, Candour at a Glance and Consent at a Glance.