GOC erases Leicester based student dispensing optician

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Shamir Kazi, a student dispensing optician based in Leicester, from its register. He will now be unable to undertake training as a student dispensing optician in the UK.

A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found his fitness to practise impaired by reason of conviction. This is related to his conviction of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.

Mr Kazi has until 18 March 2020 to appeal his erasure, during which time he is suspended from the register under an immediate suspension order.