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GOC erases Cambridgeshire based dispensing optician

10 Jan 2020

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The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Barry Church, a dispensing optician based in Cambridgeshire, from its register. He will be unable to practise as a dispensing optician.


A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found his fitness to practise impaired by reason of misconduct relating to his conviction of theft and failing to engage with a GOC investigation. 


Mr Church had until 9 January 2020 to appeal his erasure.

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NOTES TO EDITORS:
1. The full determination is available at https://www.optical.org/en/Investigating_complaints/Hearings/past_hearings/index.cfm
2. A full transcript of the hearing is available on request and payment of an administration charge.
3. A briefing on how the FTP process works is available at: https://www.optical.org/en/news_publications/press_kit/media-statements-and-briefings/index.cfm
4. The registrant’s date of most recent registration with the GOC as a dispensing optician was 8th January 2016. His GOC registration number is D-4248. His last registered contact address was in Cambridgeshire, England.

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