Welcome to the Optometry Scotland website
We keep our members up to date on our ongoing activity through our website, our Newsletter and regular email communication, as well as by attending events, meetings and keeping in regular contact with colleagues within the sector.
Our website informs Optometrists, Dispensing Opticians and Patients.
Important message from your OS Team.
Please continue sending us case studies and testimonials highlighting the great work being undertaken in your community.
Many thanks to everybody who has shared valuable statistics on patients requiring routine support, emergency and essential care. This information has been shared with the Scottish Government to appraise the valuable work provided by community eyecare in support of key workers, primary and secondary care colleagues during lockdown. We have now stopped gathering weekly figures – thank you.
Please continue to send us case studies and any questions you’d like to ask your OS team: email@example.com
Now that we have returned to the new routine version of working, OS continue to support the profession by providing advice and regularly liaise with the Scottish Government team.
This is a rapidly changing time for the profession with new investment from the Scottish Government for optometry to assist in shifting the balance of care by helping to support the hospital eye service in reducing their waiting lists that have vastly increased during the pandemic.
The models for this vary across different health board areas and OS are gathering this information and liaising with the Scottish Government to help provide a solution that will benefit the patients and the profession.
Thank you for your ongoing work and invaluable support.
Stay well, stay safe and stay in touch.
PCA(O)2020(16) and supporting message from your Optometry Scotland Team
Here you can see the latest PCA(O)2020(16) issued Thursday 29th October 2020: PCA(O)2020(16) PCA(O)2020(16) Memorandum Message from your Optometry Scotland Team Update on current restrictions and the ongoing provision of services in Community Optometry practices: Against the backdrop of ongoing changes in local restrictions, Community Optometry and Dispensing practices and services in all areas will
Ministerial Announcement and Coronavirus Update 7th October 2020
Following today’s announcement on further Covid-19 countermeasures, we are glad to confirm that Community Eyecare services will continue uninterrupted as part of the wider NHS remobilisation of Primary Care services in Scotland. It will be important for all practices to continue to remind patients that Community Eyecare practices are operating with the use of NHS
Level 7 Apprenticeship in Optical Support
In 2018 we began work on a Level 5 Apprenticeship in Optical Practice Support. This was designed with input from all sectors of the profession and delivered last year. We now have approval to work on a Higher Level certificate and the first meeting is due to take place in September 2020. Feedback from the