GOC erases Cambridgeshire based dispensing optician

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Barry Church, a dispensing optician based in Cambridgeshire, from its register. He will be unable to practise as a dispensing optician.

A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found his fitness to practise impaired by reason of misconduct relating to his conviction of theft and failing to engage with a GOC investigation. 

Mr Church had until 9 January 2020 to appeal his erasure.



  1. The full determination is available on our past hearings page.
  2. A full transcript of the hearing is available on request and payment of an administration charge.
  3. Read our guide on how the FTP process works.
  4. The registrant’s date of most recent registration with the GOC as a dispensing optician was 8th January 2016. His GOC registration number is D-4248. His last registered contact address was in Cambridgeshire, England.