AOP Locum logbook now available online
An online version of the Association of Optometrists’ (AOP) Locum logbook is now available for all UK pre-reg and practising AOP locum members to access from today, Wednesday 8 September.
The AOP Locum logbook, kindly supported by Johnson & Johnson Vision, is a tool designed to assist locum members in keeping a record of the work that they are potentially responsible for.
The AOP’s Communication Director, Vicky Vine said: “The AOP Locum logbook has been devised by our expert clinical and legal teams to give locum members added reassurance when carrying out their work. It provides somewhere for members to document evidence to show they’ve taken appropriate action and have met the GOC’s Standards of Practice.”
Ms Vine added: “It’s now been developed as an online tool in response to feedback from the members who use it, and it also offers a more secure and environmentally-friendly method of record keeping.”
For ease of use, the online version aims to reflect the design features of the previous hardcopy. It is separated into four main sections: practice details, internal referrals and investigation requests, local area protocols and useful resources.
Speaking about how the logbook compliments other locum support, Professional Education & Development Manager at Johnson & Johnson Vision, Sheetal Patel said: ‘’We are very happy to be able to continue and develop our partnership with the AOP in providing tailored support to locums. The digital version of the Locum logbook is an evolution to the already diverse range of resources, tools, services and education we provide in conjunction with the AOP, aiding locums to continue to deliver great patient care.’’
The logbook is part of a broader suite of support tools and services that locums receive as part of their AOP membership. The AOP supports over 5000 locum members to fulfil their professional roles – with benefits including targeted locum events and webinars, the AOP locum register and vacancies list, general legal helpline and tax investigation cover.
The online logbook is accessible to UK AOP practising and pre-registration members only, and designed specifically for those undertaking locum work. Members can access it using their normal login details at www.aop.org.uk/locumlogbook
For those who use the logbook but decide not to renew their membership at any point – data will be stored in accordance with statutory record keeping periods and will be available on request.