GOC suspends Nottingham based optometrist

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend Nathan Smith, an optometrist based in Nottingham, from its register for three months.

A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found his fitness to practise impaired by reason of misconduct. This is in relation to his failure to ensure clinical examinations were recorded and perform the necessary examinations prior to Refractive Laser Eye surgery. Dishonesty was also admitted by Mr Smith.

Mr Smith had until 6 December 2020 to appeal his suspension.