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We keep our members up to date on our ongoing activity through our website, social media platforms, Newsletter and regular email communication, as well as by attending events, meetings and keeping in regular contact with colleagues within the sector and the Scottish Government Community Eyecare team.
Our website informs Optometrists, Dispensing Opticians and Patients.
NEW CHAIR TAKES THE HELM AT OPTOMETRY SCOTLAND
Optometry Scotland 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.”
Scottish Optical Conference 2022 Bookings Open
Bookings are now open for the Scottish Optical Conference in Glasgow on Sunday 20th November 2022. See full track information and booking form here All Optometry Scotland members will be given a £20 discount to the delegate price costing only £49 to attend if IP/OO or £29 to attend if DO/CLO/Pre Reg OO/DO. Scottish Optical
Here you can find PCA(O)2022(03), issued today, 29 June 2022. This letter advises on: On 20 May 2022 the National Health Service (Optical Charges and Payments and General Ophthalmic Services) (Scotland) Amendment Regulations 2022 (“the 2022 Regulations”) were laid before the Scottish Parliament. The 2022 Regulations will make a number of changes on 1
New College President and Council members announced at Optometry Tomorrow
News release 24th June 2022 New College President and Council members announced at Optometry Tomorrow The College of Optometrists welcomed a new President and seven new Council members at its AGM, held during the College’s clinical conference, Optometry Tomorrow 2022 in Telford on 20 June. The incoming College President is Professor Leon Davies FCOptom,