GOC seeks six new committee members

The General Optical Council has positions available for its statutory committees

GOC sign in its reception

A total of six new committee members are being sought by the General Optical Council (GOC) across the organisation’s companies and investigations committees.

Four representatives are being sought from optical businesses to sit on the GOC’s companies committee, as well an optometrist and a dispensing optician for its investigation committee.

GOC council chair, Gareth Hadley, said: “Committee members play a vital role in helping us to protect and promote the health and safety of the public and patients. It is important we draw upon the considerable expertise our registrants possess so that we understand developments in the sector and make informed decisions.”

The companies committee advises and assists the council on matters relating to business registrants. The investigation committee considers allegations that a registrant may not be fit to practise (where case examiners cannot agree) and referrals from case examiners for an assessment of a registrant’s performance or health.

The positions are part-time roles, with a time commitment of approximately three days per annum for the companies committee, and approximately five days per annum for the investigation committee.

The roles are remunerated at £311 per meeting and the deadline for these vacancies is 18 September.

More information can be found on the GOC’s website.