Legal

Our legal cover is an integral part of our membership and tailor-made for you. We cover individual optometrists and dispensing opticians whether you’re employed, self-employed, an employer or a locum

Who’s got your back? Support when you need it the most

The AOP is uniquely positioned to support and defend its members

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Insurance

AOP insurance provides a range of cover including professional and vicarious liability

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Defence

Our defence package protects your interests, reputation and right to practise

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Dealing with complaints

Facing a complaint can be a distressing experience, here's how to deal with it

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Notification of a GOC investigation

How we support members during a GOC investigation

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Employment law

We keep you up to date on the latest employment law, guidance and regulations

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Patient confidentiality

When and why can you share patient records?

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Driving and the DVLA

A guide to disclosing patient information to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)

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Common legal FAQs

Our legal team deal with your most frequent queries

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