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 found a 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.
DL 2022 (01) : UPDATED 17 JANUARY 2022
DL 2022 (01) UPDATED 17 JANUARY 2022 Dear colleagues, The self-isolation exemption guidance for health and social care staff has been updated. The guidance will be updated in due course on this link: Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates The guidance removes the need for fully vaccinated staff, identified as contacts to
Updated DL 2022 – 1- Self Isolation for Health and Social Care Staff Policy Framework – 6 Jan 2022
Here you can view the Updated DL 2022 – 1- Self Isolation for Health and Social Care Staff Policy Framework – 6 Jan 2022 The key point of note is that there is a difference between guidance for Health and Social Care Workers (HSCW) and the general public – namely that a HSCW should have
Self Isolation Changes FAQs – with effect from 6th January 2022
**Updated to v2 on 6th January 2022 Further to the First Minister’s statement in parliament this afternoon regarding the changes to self isolation, please find further supporting information below. Please note, these changes are applicable from 12:01 am on 6th January 2022 Self-Isolation Changes QA – 6 January 2022 V2 5.1.22