Business

Whether you’re setting up an independent practice or promoting it, our advice helps your business to grow. Find marketing tips, a locum register service and information on business regulation

Locum vacancies

The latest locum vacancies

AOP Locum register

Find a locum on our national register

Guide to hiring a locum

From recruitment to management, optimise your working relationship with locum staff

Advertise a pre-registration placement

Submit a pre-registration placement on our free nationwide listing

Pre reg register

Student and pre-reg members can use our free Pre-reg register to list their availability for a pre-reg placement, for employer members looking for pre-regs to search

Body corporate

Does every 'body' need to be GOC registered

Business regulation

A guide to business regulatory standards in the UK

Closing a practice

There are a number of factors to consider if you decide to close your optical practice

Develop your practice beyond GOS

Thinking of expanding your practice? Follow our simple steps

GOS audit tool

A secure online tool designed to help AOP member GOS contractors in England who are the subject of a GOS reclaim

GOC's Business Standards

AOP guidance on how members can meet the GOC's Business Standards

Helping patients with concerns about misleading claims

Advice and templates for members if a patient asks you about eye care advertising that looks misleading

Members guide to public relations

Our members guide to public relations and promoting optometry locally

Carrier bag charges

Understand the regulations on issuing carrier bags

Resources for your practice

Access our image library, order patient cards, tailor videos or use our patient leaflets for your practice

Setting up a practice

Our comprehensive resource for starting your own independent practice