GOC suspends London based optometrist
The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend Ajay Patel, an optometrist based in London, from its register for twelve months.
A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found his fitness to practise impaired by reason of misconduct. This is in relation to his failing to refer a patient for appropriate treatment, communicate effectively with the patient, and maintain adequate records.
Mr Patel has until 9 February 2021 to appeal his suspension.