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Always the last option

With 10 practitioners removed from the GOC registers in 2015, this most severe of sanctions remains the last resort for the regulator, asserts Lisa Davis

Lisa Davis

It is striking how often my colleagues and I have conversations with registrants who think the General Optical Council (GOC) can end someone’s career for ‘trivial’ reasons. But as we look back on another year of fitness to practise (FTP) statistics, we see that this is not the case.

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