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New Chair takes the helm at OS

Optometry Scotland (OS) has announced the appointment of Julie Mosgrove as its new Chair.

The organisation represents the views of the optometry industry in Scotland and plays a key role in negotiating fees, terms and conditions.

Julie, a qualified optometrist and retail director for the Duncan & Todd Group, is no stranger to OS having served as its Vice Chair for the past three years – she became involved with the not-for-profit organisation representing Grampian AOC and then latterly as a member representative for Duncan and Todd.

She was elected Chair at OS’s recent annual general meeting, succeeding David Quigley.

She said: “It is an honour to be appointed chair and drive forward the organisation that represents Scotland’s world-class optometry services.

“In the last few years we have supported the sector through the challenges of the pandemic, laid out recommendations to help future-proof community eye care, and crucially been instrumental in securing a three per cent eye examination fee increase through our Scottish Government negotiations for 2021-22.

“We have emerged from a challenging period in a strong position and as we look forward, we are ready to help our members navigate the new changes that are coming for the profession, from changes to referral pathways, to the future of optometric education.  We continue to remain agile and review our own ways of working so we can provide the best possible support and maximise every opportunity.”

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