General Optical Council

General Optical Council guidance:

Appeals to the High Court from decisions of the Fitness to Practise Committee The following decisions of the Fitness to Practise Committee (FTPC) are appealable: • a...

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Initial consideration and referral of allegations An allegation against a registrant must initially be considered by the Registrar of the General Optical Council (GOC)....

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Available sanctions The principle objectives of sanctions are to protect the public, uphold the standards and reputation of the profession and maintain public confidence...

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Standard Procedural Directions Table—General Optical Council (Fitness to Practise) Rules Order 2013, SI 2013/2537, Sch, para 29 Direction NumberDirections Service of...

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The GOC Fitness to Practise Committee The Fitness to Practise Committee will be comprised of medical and non-medical people appointed by the General Optical Council (GOC)...

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The impairment stage If the charge or charges against the Registrant are proved, the Fitness to Practice Committee panel will go on to consider the issue of impairment. A...

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Interim orders The GOC’s Fitness to Practise Committee (FTPC) may impose an interim order in respect of a registrant if it is necessary to do so to protect the public, is...

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What counts as mitigation and when can it be taken into account Mitigation evidence can include evidence about the circumstances leading up to the incidents in question...

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