GOC erases Plymouth based student optometrist

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Bella Reid, a student optometrist based in Plymouth, from its register.

A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found her fitness to train impaired by reason of misconduct. This is in relation to her forging her supervisor’s signature on her practice placement workbook to confirm that she had attended the last day of her placement.

Ms Reid has until 19 May 2021 to appeal her erasure.