Candidate Information Pack: Appointments to Council’s Committees

We are pleased to inform you that the GOC’s campaign to recruit members (lay, registrant, business and registered medical practitioners) to four of Council’s Committees: the Companies, Education, Registration and Standards Committees has now gone live. The candidate pack is attached. Each committee plays a vital role in enhancing our work and informing the decisions


Press release                                                                  May 2022 Optometry Scotland (OS) has announced the appointment of Julie Mosgrove as its new Chair. The organisation represents the views of the optometry industry in Scotland and plays a key role in negotiating fees, terms and conditions. Julie, a qualified optometrist and retail director for the Duncan & Todd Group, is

Amending the Road Traffic Act 1988 to allow registered healthcare professionals to complete DVLA medical questionnaires

Following a public consultation the UK Government has announced that it intends to change the law (date yet to be announced) which will allow, amongst others, optometrists and dispensing opticians registered with the GOC to complete DVLA medical questionnaires. Further information is online at:

New AOP Councillors announced for 2022

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) is pleased to announce its new designated Council members, which represent a range of modes of practice and career stages. Adam Sampson, AOP Chief Executive, said: “I’d like to warmly welcome our new and re-elected Councillors, who play a vital role in informing our policy work and member services, and