Tuesday 1 April sees Nockolds commencing their tenure as the providers of the Optical Consumer Complaints Service (OCCS). Nockolds will provide a free mediation service to resolve complaints by consumers regarding the services or products supplied by their optician (all those individuals1 and businesses regulated by the General Optical Council). The service is independent and will help a solution be found if the consumer and optician cannot resolve the issues themselves. Nockolds has a vast amount of expertise in resolving both commercial and personal disputes. Coupled with their experience in operating in a regulatory framework, they are ideally placed to deliver the service.
Jennie Jones heads the service and explains: “we are delighted to be delivering this service and look forward to working with consumers and the optical professions in the coming years. Our focus will be on helping find the fair and right solution quickly”.