GOC erases Sheffield based student dispensing optician

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Bradley Burke, a student dispensing optician based in Sheffield, 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 and misconduct. The conviction is in relation to his conviction of the production of a controlled drug.

The misconduct is in relation to failing to engage and respond to the Council on three occasions and using abusive language in an email to an employee of the Council. Mr Burke had until 22 April 2020 to appeal his erasure, during which time he was suspended from the register under an immediate suspension order.