General Optical Council – Raising Concerns Policy

 Last month the General Optical Council issued new policy for registrants on raising concerns about risks to patient safety. Further details at:

The policy provides guidance for registrants and others in the optical sector on raising concerns about risks to patient safety, including where to go for advice and what protection is offered.

It sets out the steps that should be taken if they believe that patient safety or care is being compromised by colleagues or the organisations in which they work or study.

The policy will help registrants to comply with the new GOC Standards, which place a duty on registrants to protect and safeguard patients, colleagues and others from harm.