GOC erases Scarborough based dispensing optician

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Rebecca Butler, a dispensing optician based in Scarborough, from its register. She will now be unable to practise as a dispensing optician in the UK.

A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found her fitness to practise impaired by reason of misconduct. This is in relation to repeatedly processing false refunds and removing cash from the till of her employer.

Ms Butler had until 17 June 2020 to appeal her erasure, during which time she was suspended from the register under an immediate suspension order.