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News and features about the latest scientific developments and advances in optometry, ophthalmology and eye medicine

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Professional support

News and features about the latest developments relating to professional support from across optics. This includes updates from optical organisations such as the AOP and the GOC

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Fit to practise

High levels of public confidence in the optical professions reflects that the vast majority of practitioners continue to deliver excellent care to their patients, writes the GOC’s Safia Iman

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One of the key ways the GOC protects the public is by investigating and acting in cases where a registrant’s fitness to practise (FTP) may be impaired. However, unlike our three other core functions of setting standards, maintaining the register and approving qualifications, the FTP process is one which most registrants will be far less familiar with.

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