GOC erases Swindon based dispensing optician

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16 July 2019
Source: General Optical Council

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Simon Backhouse, a dispensing optician based in Swindon, from its register. He will now be unable to practise as a dispensing optician in the UK. A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found his fitness to practise impaired by reason of his convictions for

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GOC suspends Orpington based dispensing optician

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7 May 2019
Source: General Optical Council

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend Olukolajo Kayode, a dispensing optician based in Orpington, from its register for six months. A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found his fitness to practise impaired by reason of misconduct relating to his caution for common assault and failure to declare this to

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Dispensing optician running first marathon to beat macular disease

3 May 2019
Source: Macular Society

A dispensing optician will be running his first ever marathon later this month to help find a cure for the biggest cause of blindness in the UK, after seeing the huge impact it can have on people’s lives. Dylan Russell, who is an assistant manager and dispensing optician at Boots Opticians in Edinburgh, will be taking part in the city’s

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AOP Council invites applications from across the sector

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4 March 2019
Source: Association of Optometrists

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is asking members to put themselves forward for six designated AOP Council positions: Undergraduate Optometry Student, Pre-registration Optometrist, Newly-qualified Optometrist, Early Career Optometrist, Dispensing Optician and Franchisee/Joint Venture Partner, with applications opening on 4 March 2019. Representing a range of practice types and career stages, these designated Councillors ensure a variety of voices are heard

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