Legal Seminar, London



Where: Association of Optometrists, 2 Woodbridge Street, London, EC1R 0DG

Interactive CET points approved: 4

In a new format for 2019, these seminars will provide members with an opportunity to meet the AOP’s clinical and legal experts and gain a unique insight into how best to manage the many different risks associated with optometric practice.

These seminars are designed to provide the support and guidance needed to help protect yourself, your practice and your patients.

18:00 - 18:30

  • Registration and buffet


18:30 - 19:45

  • 2 points

    Clinical Negligence: The Usual Suspects - AKA how to avoid being sued


19:45 - 20:00

  • Refreshment break

20:00 - 21:15

  • 2 points

    Employment matters: Good management and disputes in the Workplace


Association of Optometrists, 2 Woodbridge Street, London, EC1R 0DG

Please note that these seminars are repeated throughout the year in different location and therefore points will only be awarded once.

C-62211: The usual suspects: AKA how to avoid being sued


The presentation will focus on the clinical negligence legal tests, typical claims against Optometrists, common errors, risks and how AOP can protect Members against exposure to liability from Patient complaints. It will also touch on the GDPR impact on the request for medical records.

Learning objectives:

  • Be able to manage patients safely
  • Understand when it is appropriate to refer patients for further investigation at an appropriate level of urgency

C - 62560: Good management and disputes in the workplace


This session will provide practical guidance on a range of common employment issues:Locum and Employment contracts – can locums ever claim employment rights?

  • Responding to complaints –  Practitioners’ rights when faced with internal investigations and tips for a fair disciplinary procedure
  • Health Issues – how practitioners can obtain support and reasonable adjustments and how employers can follow a fair internal process
  • Flexible working – Practitioners’ rights and common pitfalls for employers and how to avoid them

Learning objectives

  • Be able to resolve disputes between colleagues for the benefit of the patient
  • Ensure that colleagues are treated equally and without discrimination

 Status Rate
 AOP Member  Complimentary
 Non-member  £95 (including VAT)

Please note that all bookings for AOP events are subject to our terms and conditions, which include our cancellation policy.

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