The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Fawad Ahmed, a student dispensing optician based in Manchester, England, from its register.

A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found his fitness to train impaired by reason of convictions and misconduct. This is in relation to his convictions of conspiring to defraud, driving above the specified controlled drug limit, driving while disqualified and using a vehicle while uninsured, and failing to declare these convictions to the GOC.

Mr Ahmed has until 21 July 2021 to appeal his erasure.

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