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AOP launches digital Locum logbook

An online version of the AOP’s Locum logbook has been created in response to member feedback, offering a secure and environmentally-friendly method of record keeping

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The AOP has launched a new online version of its Locum logbook for all UK pre-reg and practising locum members.

Supported by Johnson & Johnson Vision, the AOP locum logbook is available to access from today, 8 September.

The Locum logbook was created to aid locum members in keeping a record of the work they are potentially responsible for and has now been made into a digital tool in response to feedback from members. The new online resource has been designed to reflect the key features of the AOP’s original hardcopy version.

The Locum logbook is separated into four sections: practice details, internal referrals and investigation requests, local area protocols, and useful resources.

On the launch of the digital resource, Vicky Vine, communications director for the AOP, 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.”

Designed in response to member-feedback, Vine added that the resource offers both a secure and environmentally-friendly method of record keeping.

The logbook has been created to meet the needs of those undertaking locum work and can be accessed by UK AOP practising and pre-registration members using their normal login details. The AOP supports over 5000 locum members in their professional roles.

Commenting on the partnership, professional education and 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.’’

More details on the AOP Locum logbook can be found on the association’s website.

For practitioners who use the logbook but decide not to renew their membership, the AOP has highlighted that data will be stored in accordance with statutory record keeping periods and will be available on request.