AOP addresses letter on GOC equality and diversity survey

AOP Chief Executive, Henrietta Alderman, responds to letter published in Optician

GOC renewal
AOP Chief Executive, Henrietta Alderman, response to the letter published on Optician online on 01/03/19 ‘Rules of engagement’:

Dear Editor

I am writing in response to the letter ‘Rules of engagement’ from Arthur F. Gill, published on 1 March, which addresses the General Optical Council’s (GOC) notice of renewal and accompanying equality and diversity survey.

To help our members understand recent changes to the GOC renewal process, we have developed online guidance. This was published on 7 February and covers what information registrants are required to provide, including in the equality and diversity survey.

I would like to take this opportunity to encourage any AOP members who are unsure of their obligations to visit our advice page which can be found at

Yours sincerely,

Henrietta Alderman

Chief Executive