Together with 28 organisations from across the dental sector, the GDC has developed a set of universal principles for handling complaints about dental professionals. The six core principles provide a simple template for best practice, helping professionals and patients to get the most from feedback and complaints, for the benefit of all.
The principles set out a very clear picture of what patients can expect when providing feedback or making a complaint.
The six core principles are:
A poster and leaflet showing these core principles are available for display on walls and in waiting areas of dental practices. By using these materials, dental professionals can clearly demonstate to patients that they follow a good complaint handling procedure.
In addition, we have developed a social media toolkit which contains example Facebook and Twitter posts, plus visual assets, along with a news story template that you may wish to publish on your website to tell your patients about this initiative.
The poster and leaflet are also available in hard copy on request by emailing [email protected].