GOC suspends Aberdeen based optometrist

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend William Hay, an optometrist based in Aberdeen, from its register for nine months.

A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found his fitness to practise impaired by reason of misconduct. This is in relation to failing to conduct an adequate eye test, refer a patient for appropriate treatment, and maintain adequate records.

Mr Hay has until 7 July 2021 to appeal his suspension.