GOC needs 2 new Registrant Council Members

The General Optical Council are seeking 2 new registrant Council Members to replace vacancies that will arise in the first quarter of 2013. 

From personal experience, this is a rare opportunity to contribute to the strategy of the GOC, helping to  fulfil the Council’s role, exercising oversight and ensuring effective corporate governance, and making high-level policy decisions and (especially important for registrants) help shape the future of optical regulation in the UK.

The successful candidates will

The GOC will look for experience of hands-on delivery of a range of services in optical primary and secondary care and will welcome applications from registrants who:

  • are reflective of the mix of registrants and patients, especially women and/or ethnic minorities;
  • live or work wholly or mainly in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland; and/or 
  • have other specialist knowledge and experience such as:
    • small optical business issues;
    • specialist optometry training, such as therapeutic prescribing;
    • working with patients with optical disabilities or who have particularly complex optical needs; or
    • educating optometrists/dispensing opticians and supervising pre-registration optometrists/dispensing opticians.

Full details will be published by 4 January 2013, so check the optical trade press or the current vacancies section of the GOC website after that date.

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