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City Sight manager appointed to General Optical Council

Joining the Registration Committee, Roshni will start the role on 1 April 2017

by George Wigmore (Senior Communications Officer)

Roshni Samra, the Professional Clinic Manager for City Sight, the resident optometry clinic at City, University of London, has been appointed to the General Optical Council (GOC).

Joining the Registration Committee, Roshni will start the role on 1 April 2017 and as part of the Council will set the GOC’s strategic direction and ensures that its statutory functions are delivered effectively and efficiently by holding the executive to account.

Roshni Samra has a wealth of experience as a refractive surgery optometrist. In 2014 she was awarded the College of Optometrists Professional Certificate in Glaucoma. As the Professional Clinic Manager for City Sight, Roshni is responsible for the coordination and running of optometry clinical services.

The GOC is the regulator for the optical professions in the UK. Composed of twelve members; six GOC registrants and six lay members (not optometrists or dispensing opticians), the GOC’s purpose is to protect the public by promoting high standards of education, conduct and performance amongst opticians. The Council currently registers around 29,000 optometrists, dispensing opticians, student opticians and optical businesses.

Roshni said:

“It is a great honour to be elected to the Council. I’m looking forward to working with my fellow members to promote optometry and protect the high standards of the profession here in the UK.”

Commenting on the new appointments, GOC Chair, Gareth Hadley said:

“I am delighted to welcome Roshni and the other new members to the Council. They bring with them a wealth of skills and experience of the optical professions, education and working at board level.  

“They will be joining the Council at a crucial time, particularly as we increase our focus on education through our Education Strategic Review. I am confident that the experience our new members possess will allow them to make an invaluable contribution to this important project. I look forward to working closely with all new members to ensure that the Council’s work continues to protect and promote the public’s health and safety.”

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