GOC suspends Leicester based optometrist from register

The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to suspend Rajeev Lal Saigal, an optometrist based in Leicester, from its register for 28 days from 19 July 2024.

A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found his fitness to practise impaired on public interest grounds. This is in relation to failing to conduct an adequate eye examination and failing to maintain adequate patient records. The Committee found these actions to be dishonest. 

Mr Saigal has until 18 July 2024 to appeal against his suspension.