GOC suspends Hertfordshire based optometrist

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend Bansi Shah, a registered optometrist based in Hertfordshire, from its register for nine months.

A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found her fitness to practise impaired by reason of misconduct by falsely claiming to have carried out a patient examination and amending records to reflect this.

Ms Shah has until 12 December 2019 to appeal her suspension.