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.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
- The full determination is available on our past hearings page.
- A full transcript of the hearing is available on request and payment of an administration charge.
- Read our guide on how the FTP process works.
- 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.