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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
College of Optometrists: Easement of Covid-19 Restrictions – Press Release
Press release 19th July 2021 Easement of COVID-19 Restrictions Delivering Safe Eye Care The Association of British Dispensing Opticians and The College of Optometrists advises that practices should continue to operate in the amber phase and maintain high infection control standards this summer. Today marks the lifting of further lockdown restrictions across many parts
Here you can find the link to the PCA issued 6th July 2021, regarding: This letter advises on the following: IPC guidance, including the use of gloves and aprons in the medium risk pathway; PPE funding; Staff wellbeing; Workforce Specialist Service; £500 non-consolidated payment – claims for locums and sessional paid staff; Patient / patient
Angela Carson (nee Beirne) Obituary
Angela Carson (nee Beirne) Obituary [1953-2021] Angela Carson (nee Beirne) was born in South Glasgow in 1953, one of four siblings. The family moved to Kirkintilloch in North Glasgow soon after where Angela attended school. Glasgow meant a lot to Angela, and she chose to live and work in the city for most of her