GOC suspends Nuneaton based optometrist

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend Fazeela Makda, an optometrist based in Nuneaton, 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 accessing records without clinical justification and making amendments to the records without examining the patients. Ms Makda admitted that her actions were dishonest.

Ms Makda has until 11 May 2021 to appeal her suspension.