Standards for optical students

9. Work collaboratively with your peers, tutors, supervisors or other colleagues in the interests of patients

  1. Work collaboratively with your peers, tutors, supervisors, other colleagues within the optical professions and other health and social care practitioners in the best interests of your patients, ensuring that your communication is clear and effective.
  2. Ensure that patient information is shared appropriately with others, and clinical records are accessible by all involved in the patient’s care.
  3. Where disagreements occur between yourself, your tutor, peers or other colleagues, ensure that these do not impact on patient care and aim to resolve these for the benefit of the patient.