The General Optical Council (GOC), the UK regulator for optometrists and dispensing opticians, has decided to erase Lee Purdy, a dispensing optician based in Cardiff, Wales, from its register.

A GOC Fitness to Practise Committee found his fitness to practise impaired by reason of misconduct and health. This is in relation to processing false transactions and removing cash from the till for his own personal use.

Mr Purdy has until 16 April 2021 to appeal his erasure, during which time he is suspended from the register under an immediate suspension order.

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