GOC suspends London based student optometrist

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend Lukshana Jeyaruban, a student optometrist based in London, from its register for six months.

A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found her fitness to practise impaired by reason of misconduct. This is in relation to her submission of a dissertation in the knowledge that it had been drafted by another person, and her conduct was dishonest and amounted to plagiarism.

Ms Jeyaruban has until 8 February 2021 to appeal her suspension.