Minimising potential risks for patients in practice
Managing risk in practice
The General Optical Council sets standards for individual optometrists, dispensing opticians, and the optical businesses that register with the GOC. These all have the ultimate aim of protecting patients and the public.
As part of its work to protect its members, the AOP provides guidance and advice to help them understand and meet these standards such as our Member guide to GOC's Standards of Practice and GOC's Business Standards.
These pages contain practical advice on managing day to day risk in the optical practice in order to meet the GOC’s standards for both businesses and individual practitioners.
Protecting patients and yourself
Understanding your responsibilities and assessing risks