GOC suspends Leeds based student dispensing optician

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend Haroon Amin, a student dispensing optician based in Leeds, from its register for twelve months.

A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found his fitness to undertake training impaired by reason of misconduct and conviction. This is in relation to him copying and amending an essay of another student and submitting it as his own work. In addition, after receiving a conviction of dangerous driving, he was found to be acting dishonestly when sending an email to the GOC stating that a member of the GOC had visited his home and taken documents relating to his conviction, when he knew that no member of the GOC had done so.

Mr Haroon Amin had until 4 November 2020 to appeal his suspension.