AOP locum logbook

UK locum members received a free copy of the AOP locum logbook, second edition, with their April 2020 OT 

Locum logbook

Second edition of the locum logbook - one free copy

In the April 2020 edition of Optometry Today, we sent all UK-based members who indicated on their MyAOP/Mydetails that they do locum work, a free copy of the second edition of the AOP locum logbook. This edition is kindly supported by J&J Vision Institute.

The AOP locum logbook is designed for locum members to keep track of items for which you are potentially responsible, and to have documented evidence that you took appropriate actions or have met the requirements of the GOC's Standards of Practice.

What's in the logbook

The logbook has six sections: 
  1. Internal referrals and investigation requests
    This section is designed to help locums monitor internal referrals and requests for repeat procedures

  2. Long-term practice matters
    This section allows the recording of issues relating to practices in which you work that may only require noting occasionally - such as the practice public liability insurance and its renewal date (GOC S.12.2), or that the staff appear to be adequately trained for delegated functions (GOC S9.2)

  3. Day-to-day practice matters
    This section allows the recording of issues relating to practices in which you work that arise on a day-to-day basis, and which should be recorded - such as support staff not being available, instruments not working, unusual internal practice requests etc

  4. Local protocols  
    This section is where you record referral pathways, phone numbers etc

  5. Checklist
    This section provides a useful checklist for you to complete on your first practice visit, or shortly beforehand

  6. Useful resources
    A list of useful online resources and where to find them

The logbook is designed to last around 12 months.

How to get a copy

Active members who have selected one of the locum options detailed below under 'Employment status' in MyAOP/Mydetails were automatically sent a copy with their April OT. The deadline for updating your MyAOP record was midnight 9 March 2020. After that time, members who missed the deadline will need to purchase a copy. Further details below. 


  • Full-time locum
  • Part-time locum


  • Full-time locum
  • Part-time locum

In order to update your employment status, visit MyAOP/Mydetails, click on 'Edit details', select at least one of the locum options available based on work you are currently doing, and remember to 'Save changes' before leaving the page. 

New members

New members who are working as a locum in the UK and have selected at least one of the locum options on their membership record, will be sent a free copy shortly after they join.

Ordering additional copies

Subject to availability, additional copies are available on request to UK locum members by emailing [email protected]. There is a cost of £10, including VAT and P&P, per logbook.